Award–Winning Author Julia Elliott to Give Reading at Bard College on Monday, November 3
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—On Monday, November 3, Julia Elliott, winner of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and a Pushcart Prize, will read from her debut short-story collection, The Wilds, which Publishers Weekly describes as “a brilliant combination of emotion and grime, wit and horror… Elliott’s gift of vernacular is remarkable, and her dark, modern spin on Southern Gothic creates tales that surprise, shock, and sharply depict vice and virtue.” Elliott 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 room 104 of the Olin Humanities Building. It is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.
Julia Elliott’s fiction has appeared in Conjunctions, Tin House, Georgia Review, Fence, Puerto del Sol, Mississippi Review, Best American Fantasy, and other publications. Her novel The New and Improved Romie Futch will be published by Tin House Books in 2015, and she is currently working on a novel about Hamadryas baboons, a species that she has studied as an amateur primatologist. She teaches English and women’s and gender studies at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where she lives with her daughter and husband.
For more information about this event or to be placed on the Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series e-mail list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-758-7054.
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