Danielle Lazarin & Xhenet Aliu’s

April 22, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Danielle Lazarin’s debut collection of short stories, BACK TALK, is out now from Penguin Books.
Her fiction can be found in The Southern Review, Colorado Review, Indiana Review, Glimmer Train, Five Chapters, Boston Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of Oberlin College’s creative writing program, she received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where her stories and essays won Hopwood Awards. She has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance.
She lives in her native New York, where she is raising her daughters and working on a novel.

Called “extremely funny and mordant” by author Sherman Alexie, Xhenet Aliu’s debut fiction collection, Domesticated Wild Things, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction. Her novel, Brass, was published by Random House in January 2018.
Aliu’s fiction and non-fiction has appeared or are forthcoming in Glimmer Train, Hobart, The Barcelona Review, Necessary Fiction, American Short Fiction, Lenny, LitHub, Buzzfeed, The New York Times, and elsewhere, and she has received multiple scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation, and a fellowship from the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, among other awards, including a special mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology. She holds an MFA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and an MLIS from the University of Alabama, where she was an ALFA fellow, studying methods of delivering information services to individuals with disabilities. A native of Waterbury, Connecticut, whose brass industry attracted large waves of Eastern European immigrants before the demise of the factories in the 1970s and ’80s, she was born to an Albanian father and a Lithuanian American mother. She now lives in Athens, Georgia, and works as an academic librarian.

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