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Renowned Author Edie Meidav to Give Reading at Bard College on Monday, October 31

Darren O'Sullivan
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— On Monday, October 31, at Bard College, Bard College writer in residence Edie Meidav will read from her highly praised recent novel, Lola, California. Meidav is the winner of the 2006 Bard Fiction Prize and author of Crawl Space and The Far Field. In praise of Lola, California, the New Yorker wrote, “Meidav captures the self-indulgence of adolescent friendship and the tension underlying familial bonds, languidly teasing out the surprising secrets of the past.” Meidav will be introduced by novelist and Bard literature professor Bradford Morrow. The reading, presented by Morrow’s Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series, takes place at 2:30 p.m. in Weis Cinema in the Bertelsmann Campus Center. It is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.

Edie Meidav is the author of The Far Field: A Novel of Ceylon (Houghton Mifflin, 2001), which received the Kafka Award for Best Novel by an American Woman and a Los Angeles Times Best Books of 2001 citation; Crawl Space (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005), which was shortlisted for Alex, Koret, and Rosenberg awards and selected as an Editor’s Choice by the New York Times Book Review, and a Best Book of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications. Her fiction, poetry, and criticism have appeared in Writing on Air (MIT Press, 2003), On Globalization (MIT Press, 2005), Now Write! Fiction Writing Exercises from Today’s Best Teachers and Writers (Penguin, 2006), and other anthologies, and in the Village Voice, Conjunctions, The American Voice, Ms., and other publications. Meidav is the former director of the Writing and Consciousness Program, New College of California, San Francisco, and has also taught at The New School for Social Research, New York City. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship, Howard Fellowship, and Lannan Literary Fellowship. She earned a B.A. from Yale University and an M.F.A. from Mills College.

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