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Amy Hempel, Short Story Master, to Give Reading at Bard College on Monday, March 10

Event Rescheduled from Monday, March 3

Darren O'Sullivan
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—On Monday, March 10, at Bard College, highly acclaimed fiction writer Amy Hempel will read from The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel, which, in 2007, was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, an Ambassador Book Award winner, and named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by the New York Times. The San Francisco Chronicle writes “over and over again, Hempel pulls out life’s pathos so concisely, so extraordinarily, and yet underneath it all is affirmation. . . . In short, Hempel makes you into a better reader.” Hempel 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.

A presiding master of the short story, Hempel’s fiction collections include Tumble Home, Reasons to Live, The Dog of the Marriage, and At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom. Her work has appeared in such publications as Vanity Fair, Interview, BOMB, GQ, The Quarterly, Elle, and Harper’s, and she is the coeditor of Unleashed. Hempel’s numerous honors include an Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the PEN/Malamud Award, the Hobson Award, the Ambassador Book Award, and the Rea Award. She lives in New York and teaches at Harvard University and Bennington College.

For more information about this event or to be placed on the Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series e-mail list, contact or call 845-758-7054.

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