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An afternoon with Joan Silber
Join us for an afternoon discussing Joan Silber's PEN/Faulker award-winning book, Improvement.
About the Book: A bold and piercing novel about a single mother in New York with a boyfriend just out of jail, a knowing and eccentric aunt with a past in Turkey, and a decision that leads to an accidental death with consequences for many.
About the Author:
Joan Silber was raised in New Jersey and received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied writing with Grace Paley. She moved to New York after college and has made it her home ever since. She holds an M.A. from New York University.
She’s written eight books of fiction. Her first book, the novel Household Words won the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her other works of fiction are In the City, In My Other Life, Lucky Us, Ideas of Heaven, finalist for the National Book Award and the Story Prize, The Size of the World, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Prize in Fiction, and Fools, longlisted for the National Book Award and finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Her novel, Improvement, won The National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award.
She received the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She’s also the author of The Art of Time in Fiction.