Joan Silber

Reading, 7:30PM, Memorial S304, free and open to the public

April 23, 2015

Joan Silber is the author of seven books of fiction, most recently Fools, longlisted for the National Book Award and finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Other works include The Size of the World, finalist for the LA Times Fiction Prize, Ideas of Heaven, finalist for the National Book Award and the Story Prize, and Household Words, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her short stories have appeared in three O. Henry Prize and two Pushcart Prize collections, and she’s a recipient of a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Manhattan and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College

Joan Silber will read from her critically acclaimed fiction. Her prowess as a writer is widely recognized, but summarized perhaps best by the Boston Globe: “No other writer can make a few small decisions ripple across the globe, and across time, with more subtlety and power.”