A Reading by Writer-in-Residence Jenny Offill, February 19, 2019 at 6pm in Taylor Hall 203. (2/19)

Jenny Offill, acclaimed fiction writer and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, will read from her work on February 19, 2019 at 6pm in Taylor Hall 203.. She is the author of two novels, Department of Speculation, and Last Things. Department of Speculation, which Jenny describes as a “beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all” was chosen as one of The New York Times’s top ten books of 2014 and named a notable or best book of the year by The Village Voice and The Guardian. It was shortlisted for the Pen/Faulkner Award and the Folio Award and named a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Book Award. Jenny is also the author of several children's books, including Sparky Her short fiction has appeared in EpochBoulevard, and Electric Literature. She is currently a writer-in-residence at Vassar.

Jenny Offill's reading will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. She will also be signing copies of her books, which will be on sale at the event.

Sponsored by the English Department.

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Posted by Office of Communications Monday, February 11, 2019