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The Lives of Others: The Novel as a Looking Glass

Date: Sat. May 31st, 2014, 8:45 am-10:00 am

A Baker-Nord Cosponsored Event

419_Thrity_Umrigar_06Thrity Umrigar is an award-winning journalist and author of five novels and a memoir. Her newest novel, The Story Hour, will be published in 2014. This is the keynote address for Breaking Genre: In the Context of Others, a writers conference. Only the keynote and book fair are free and open to the public. The conference will also feature presentations by Mary Biddinger, Joyce Dyer, Michael Grant Jaffe, Phil Metres, Lynn Powell, James Sheeler, S. Andrew Swann, Samuel Thomas, and Cinda Chima Williams. For more information, email Event co-sponsored by the Department of English.








About the speaker

Thrity Umrigar

Dr. Umrigar is the bestselling author of the novels The Space Between Us, If Today Be Sweet, Bombay Time, The Weight of Heaven and the recent The World We Found. She has also written a memoir titled First Darling of the Morning. Her books have been translated into over fifteen languages including French, German, Arabic, Dutch and Indonesian. She is also active on the national lecture circuit and enjoys talking to audiences about joys and perils of being a writer. Before she joined Case in 2002, she was a journalist for seventeen years. She still contributes to the book pages of the Boston Globe and the Washington Post. She is the recipient of the 2009 Cleveland Arts Prize in Literature, was a finalist for the 2006 PEN/Beyond Margins award and was awarded a Nieman Fellowship to Harvard in 2000.





Additional Resources

Click HERE For Professor Umrigar’s faculty page.

Click HERE for Umrigar’s home page.

Click HERE for a review.


Cosponsored with:

CWRU Department of English

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