GISH JEN

Harman Writer-In-Residence, Fall 2013

The most recent novel by Gish Jen is World and Town. The author of three previous novels--Typical American, Mona in the Promised Land and The Love Wife--as well as a collection of stories entitled Who's Irish?, she has published short works in The New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Granta, and numerous anthologies, incluting The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike.

Grant support has come from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, among other sources. Shortlisted for the National Book Critics' Circle Award, she was featured in a PBS American Masters program on the American novel and recently gave the Massey lectures in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University. In March 2013, the lectures were published by Harvard University Press as Tiger Writing: Art, Culture and the Interdependent Self.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 5:45 pm:
A reading and conversation with Gish Jen in the Asriel and Marie Rackow Conference Room, Room 750, Information and Technology Building, Baruch College; co-sponsored by Poets & Writers.

Gish Jen Talk

Gish Jen giving her presentation.

Gish Jen Students

Gish Jen interacting with students after the reading.

Gish Jen Class Photo

Gish Jen Class Photo, Fall 2013 Fiction Writing Seminar


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