Skylight Books with Marisa Silver
Sep
17
7:30 PM19:30

Skylight Books with Marisa Silver

Reading from Homesick featuring Marisa Silver with special guests Boris Dralyuk, translator of Amy’s translation, and my sister, Anne Marie Croft!

Marisa Silver is the author, most recently, of the novel, Little Nothing, a New York Times Editor’s Choice, and winner of the 2017 Ohioana Book Award for Fiction. Her other novels include Mary Coin, a New York TimesBestseller and winner of the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Award, and an NPR and BBC Best Book of the Year, The God of War, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction, and No Direction Home. Her first collection of short stories, Babe in Paradise was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. When her second collection, Alone With You was published, The New York Times called her “one of California’s most celebrated contemporary writers.” Silver has been named The Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers for 2018-2019. In 2017, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for the Creative Arts. Her short fiction has been published in The New Yorker as well as other journals, and has been included in The Best American Short Stories and the O. Henry Prize Stories. She teaches at The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson.

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Third Annual Day of Translation (Co-presented with the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center)
Sep
25
8:30 AM08:30

Third Annual Day of Translation (Co-presented with the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center)

Join us for our third annual Day of Translation co-presented with the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center. All panels and events will take place on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax, Virginia.

All events are free and open to the public.

Writers and translators appearing include Jeffrey Angles, Natasha Bruce, Jennifer Croft, Boris Dralyuk, Shelley Frisch, Emily Getty, Mui Poopoksakul, and Jeremy Tiang, among others Forrest Gander will deliver the keynote address.

Stay tuned for more details and the full schedule of events.

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Politics & Prose with Lara Prescott
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Politics & Prose with Lara Prescott

Reading from Homesick alongside Lara Prescott’s The Secrets We Kept

Prescott won the 2016 Crazyhorse Fiction Prize for the first chapter of her gripping debut novel, which uses historical details to tell the story of Sally and Irina, two well-educated women who are sprung from the CIA’s typing pool to smuggle the manuscript of Dr. Zhivago out of the Soviet Union so it can be published. Intercutting Sally and Irina’s adventures—one is already an accomplished spy and the other is learning fast—with scenes from the lives of Pasternak and his beloved muse, Olga Ivinskaya, Prescott gives a vivid picture of Cold War-era politics and social mores.

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