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Celebrated Author Yannick Murphy Will Give a Reading at Bard College on Monday, October 1

Darren O'Sullivan

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—Yannick Murphy, author of Here They Come; Signed, Mata Hari; and other books, will read from her most recent novel, The Call, at Bard College on Monday, October 1. Dave Eggers has called Murphy “one of our most daring and original writers” and “an exquisitely attuned observer of human behavior.” Murphy will be introduced by novelist and Bard literature professor Bradford Morrow. The reading, presented as part of 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.

In addition to the works listed above, Yannick Murphy is the author of the novel The Sea of Trees, which was a New York Times Notable Book in 1997. Her story collections include Stories in Another Language and In a Bear’s Eye. Her children's books include The Cold Water Witch, Baby Polar, and Ahwoooooooo! She is the recipient of various awards, including a Whiting Writer’s Award, a National Endowment for the Arts award, and a Chesterfield Screenwriting award.

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This event was last updated on 09-17-2012