PEN/Malamud Award Memorial Reading: Peter Ho Davies and Cynthia Ozick
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History, myth and a contemporary wit are frequent bedfellows in Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy's work. A celebrated and award-winning poet, writer and playwright, Duffy has won the T.S. Eliot Prize and a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, among others, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in 2009, the first woman to hold the position. Her collections of poetry include The Bees, Rapture and Jubilee Lines. For this appearance, she'll read selections from her own work and from her favorite works by others. Learn More
Peter Ho Davies is the author of the novel The Welsh Girl, long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and the collections The Ugliest House in the World and Equal Love, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Cynthia Ozick is the author of numerous internationally acclaimed novels, including The Cannibal Galaxy, The Messiah of Stockholm, and The Puttermesser Papers. Her short fiction collections include The Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories, Bloodshed and Three Novellas, Levitation: Five Fictions, The Shawl, and Dictation. The first writer to be given the Rea Award for the Short Story, she was more recently honored with the Presidential Medal for the Humanities in 2007.
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