PEN/Faulkner Reading Series: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman
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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
Jennifer Egan’s novels include Look at Me, a 2001 finalist for the National Book Award. Acclaimed for her recent biography of her parents, Them, Francine du Plessix Gray is a prolific author of novels, biographies, sociological studies, and pieces for The New Yorker. Kate Lehrer is a short-story writer, essayist, book reviewer, and novelist whose Out of Eden won the Western Heritage Award and whose latest novel is Confessions of a Bigamist.
The readings and discussion will be moderated by Deborah Tannen, whose twentieth book, You’re Wearing That? Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation, was a New York Times bestseller, as was her previous book, You Just Don’t Understand. A university professor and professor of linguistics at Georgetown, Tannen is a frequent guest on radio and television news and information shows. She is also a member of the PEN/Faulkner Board of Directors.
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