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“An Evening with the Short Story”
Edith Pearlman, winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award
(SANTA FE, NM) St. John’s College is honored to welcome Edith Pearlman, winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for her fourth and latest collection, Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories. Mining a long and distinguished writing career, Ms. Pearlman will read from her oeuvre, muse upon the craft of writing, and happily answer the inevitable question, “Where do you get your ideas?” Audiences may be surprised at the answer.
Edith Pearlman has published more than 250 works of short fiction and short non-fiction in national magazines, literary journals, anthologies, and on-line publications. Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Collection, New Stories from the South, and The Pushcart Prize Collection–Best of the Small Presses. Her first collection of stories, Vaquita, was published in 1996 and won the Drue Heinz Prize for Literature; her second, Love Among The Greats, published in 2002, won the Spokane Annual Fiction Prize; and her third collection, How to Fall, published by Sarabande Press in 2005, won the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction.Ms. Pearlman is the recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the art of the short story. Ms. Pearlman’s short essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Smithsonian, Preservation, Yankee Magazine, and Ascent. Her travel writing—about the Cotswolds, Budapest, Jerusalem, Paris, and Tokyo—has been published in the The New York Times and elsewhere.
Friday, January 25, 7:30 p.m.
Great Hall, Peterson Student Center
St. John’s College
1160 Camino Cruz Blanca
Santa Fe, NM 87505