Aster(ix) Reading Series: Helena Maria Viramontes & Mary GaitskillTuesday, November 8, 2016 @ 7 p.m.
Join us for a reading with Helena Maria Viramontes & Mary Gaitskill as part of the Aster(ix) Reading Series.
Helena María Viramontes is the author of Their Dogs Came with Them, a novel, and two previous works of fiction, The Moths and Other Stories and Under the Feet of Jesus, a novel. Named a Ford Fellow in Literature for 2007 by United States Artists, she has also received the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, a Sundance Institute Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship and a Spirit Award from the California Latino Legislative Caucus. Viramontes is Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where she is at work on a new novel.
Mary Gaitskill is the author of the novels “Two Girls, Fat and Thin,” “Veronica” and “The Mare.” She has also written three story collections which are “Bad Behavior,” “Because They Wanted To,” and “Don’t Cry.” Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Granta, Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. She has taught writing and literature on the graduate and undergraduate level since 1993; she is at present a visitor at the University of Pittsburgh. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004 and a Cullman Fellowship in 2010.