Marie-Helene Bertino will read and discuss her work. She is the author of the novels Parakeet—a New York Times Editors’ Choice—and 2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas, one of NPR’s Best Books of 2014, and the story collection Safe as Houses, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award. Her fourth book, the novel Beautyland, is forthcoming from FSG. Her work has been translated into eight languages and has received The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellowship in Cork, Ireland, The O. Henry Prize, The Pushcart Prize, fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook Writers Colony, The Center for Fiction NYC, and Sewanee Writers Conference where she was the Walter E. Dakin fellow. Her work has twice been featured on NPR’s “Selected Shorts” program. A former editor for One Story and Catapult, she has taught in the MFA programs of NYU, The New School, Institute for American Indian Arts, University College Cork (Ireland), and others. In Spring 2020 she was the Distinguished Kittredge Visiting Writer in University of Montana’s MFA.
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