Tribute to Mavis Gallant: Deborah Eisenberg, Francine Prose, Edwin Frank, Lynne Tillman

December 02, 2012
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a tribute to Mavis Gallant. Evening curated and hosted by Lynne Tillman

An evening of talks and readings from Lynne Tillman, Francine Prose, Deborah Eisenberg and others to pay tribute to the extraordinary Mavis Gallant.

Mavis Gallant was born in Montreal and worked as a journalist at the Montreal Standard before moving to Europe to devote herself to writing fiction. After traveling extensively she settled in Paris, where she still resides. She is the recipient of the 2002 Rea Award for the Short Story and the 2004 PEN/Nabokov Award for lifetime achievement. New York Review Books Classics has published two previous collections of Gallant’s stories, Paris Stories, selected and introduced by Michael Ondaatje, and Varieties of Exile, selected and introduced by Russell Banks.
NYRB has released The Cost of Living: Early and Uncollected Stories Mavis Gallant, introduction by Jhumpa Lahiri

Books for sale at reading:

Deborah Eisenberg has been awarded numerous awards for her work, including a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship. She won the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for her book, The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg. She teaches at the MFA Department at Columbia University.

Edwin Frank is the editor of the New York Review of Books Classics. He has published poems and essays in many journals and is the author of two books of poetry, The Further Adventures of Pinocchio and Stack. He is currently working on a book about the novel in the twentieth century and the twentieth century in the novel.

Binnie Kirshenbaum
is an American novelist and short story writer. She is professor and chair of the Writing Program. Her most recent novels include: On Mermaid Avenue, Hester Among the Ruins, An Almost Perfect Moment, The Scenic Route.

Francine Prose is the author of many bestselling books of fiction, including A Changed Man and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the nonfiction New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer. Her latest novel is Goldengrove. She lives in New York City

Lynne Tillman is a novelist, short story writer, and cultural critic. She is the author of five novels, four collections of short stories, one collection of essays, and two other nonfiction books. Her latest book is the story collection, Someday This Will Be Funny. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. 

- Sunday Fiction Director - Suzanne Dottino - contact: Suzanne@kgbbar.com

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