You’re invited to the 2014 Russell House Series
Writing at Wesleyan: Fall 2014 Russell House Series
Join us this fall for the Russell House Series, featuring talks and readings by award-winning fiction and nonfiction writers, poets, and journalists, including members of the English Department’s faculty.
All events are held at 8 PM in the Russell House’s Millett Room, 350 High St. A reception and book signing follow each program. The events are free and open to the public.
AMY BLOOM, Wesleyan’s Distinguished Writer in Residence, is the author of the novels Lucky Us (Random House, 2014), Away, and Love Invents Us as well as several collections of short stories. She has been nominated for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award and received a National Magazine Award, and her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and numerous anthologies here and abroad.
AILISH HOPPER is the author of the poetry collection Dark-Sky Society and of the chapbook, Bird in the Head. Her poems have also appeared in Agni, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Tidal Basin Review, among other journals. She teaches at Goucher College.
SHEILA HETI is the author of five books, including the story collection The Middle Stories, the novel Ticknor, and the unclassifiable How Should a Person Be?, named a best book of the year by The New Yorker, The New York Times, Salon, and others. She was Interviews Editor at The Believer for a number of years and has also written for The New York Times, The Guardian, The London Review of Books, n+1, McSweeney’s, Harper’s, and The Paris Review. Her newest book is the co-edited collection Women in Clothes.
2014 Jacob Julien Visiting Writer ARIEL LEVY ’96 is a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture. Her work has appeared in Best American Essays 2008 and Best American Travel Writing 2011, and in 2014 she received a National Magazine Award for her essay, “Thanksgiving in Mongolia.”
PAUL HARDING is the author of two novels, Enon and Tinkers, which was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the PEN American Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers.
THOMAS SAYERS ELLIS is the author of Skin, Inc. and of The Maverick Room, which won the John C. Zacharis First Book Award. His poems and photographs have also appeared in Callaloo, Grand Street, The Baffler, Jubilat, Tin House, Poetry, The Nation, and Best American Poetry, among numerous other journals and anthologies. He is co-founder of The Dark Room Collective and a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Wesleyan this semester.
HIRSH SAWHNEY is the editor of Delhi Noir, a critically acclaimed anthology of original fiction published by Akashic Books and HarperIndia. He is a regular contributor to The Times Literary Supplement and The Guardian, and his writing has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Financial Times, The Indian Express, and numerous anthologies and journals. He is Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Wesleyan.