Tribute, Penelope Fitzgerald: Jonathan Franzen, Joan Acocella et al.

April 17, 2011
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ellis Avery curates a Tribute to Penelope Fitzgerald
The LA Times called her “The finest British writer alive.” Julian Barnes called her “the best English novelist of her time.” Penelope Fitzgerald (1916-2000) began publishing at at the age of fifty-eight and produced nine novels, three biographies, and a book of short stories by the time she died at eighty-three.  Her third novel, OFFSHORE, won the Booker Prize in 1979, while her final novel, THE BLUE FLOWER, was named Book of the Year by nineteen British newspapers in 1995 and won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1997.
Curated by Ellis Avery, author of Teahouse Fire Other readers of Fitzgerald’s work include Joan Acocella, fiction writer Rena Fogel; Jonathan Franzen, critic and journalist Kerry Fried; journalist and translator James Marcus, author of AMAZONIA; novelist and blogger Marie Mockett, author of PICKING BONES FROM ASH; fiction writer and art critic Cassandra Neyenesch

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