PEN/Faulkner Award Winner Elizabeth Spencer Reads From Her Works
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The last date listed for PEN/Faulkner Reading Series: Elizabeth Spencer was Friday December 7, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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In recognition of excellence in the art of short fiction, 2007 PEN/Malamud winner Elizabeth Spencer reads from her work.
Elizabeth Spencer is the author of seven collections of short fiction, nine novels, a memoir, and a play. Born in Carrollton, Mississippi, Spencer has been honored with The William Faulkner Medal for Literary Excellence, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Thomas Wolfe Award for Literature, the Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award for Fiction, and an Award of Merit Medal for the Short Story from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Spencer lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
About the PEN/Malamud Award:
The PEN/Malamud Award and Memorial Reading were established by Bernard Malamud's family to honor excellence in the art of the short story. During his 37-year writing career, Bernard Malamud received the National Book Award twice, as well as the Pulitzer Prize and the Gold Medal for lifetime achievement from the National Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. His published works include: The Natural, The Magic Barrel, The Fixer, and The Stories of Bernard Malamud. The basis of the PEN/Malamud Award fund was a gift from the Malamud family. The fund continues to grow through the generosity of friends, supporters, and Reading Series subscribers.
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