River River Writers Circle as
well as the Carson McCullers House are co-sponsoring this event.
Sigrid Nunez has published seven novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, and, most recently, The Friend, which won the 2018 National Book Award for fiction. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. Among the journals to which she has contributed are The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Threepenny Review, Harper’s,McSweeney’s, Tin House, and The Believer. Her honors and awards include four Pushcart Prizes, a Whiting Writer’s Award, a Berlin Prize Fellowship, and two awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters: the Rosenthal Foundation Award and the Rome Prize in Literature. Currently writer in residence at Boston University and spring visiting writer at Syracuse University, Nunez has also taught at Princeton, Columbia, the New School, and the University of California, Irvine, among others. Learn more at www.sigridnunez.com.
Lori Soderlind is an award-winning essayist and journalist, and author of the memoir Chasing Montana: A Love Story(University of Wisconsin Press). Her new memoir, The Change: My Great-American, Post-Industrial, Midlife Crisis Tour is forthcoming from the University of Wisconsin Press; a chapter of that book, titled “Nowhere in Buffalo," has been published in Bluestem Journal. Her essay “66 Signs” is included in Norton’s anthology of Best Creative Nonfiction. She has taught for the past 20 years in the areas of journalism, fiction, nonfiction, and memoir writing at schools including Columbia University, SUNY Albany, Western Connecticut State University, and Norwalk Community College, where she ran the Communications Arts Program and chaired the Humanities Department. She is Director of the Manhattanville College MFA Program in Creative Writing.