Who: LYNN FREED was born and grew up in Durban, South Africa. She came to New York as a graduate student, receiving her M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from Columbia University. Her novels include The Servant's Quarters, Heart Change (republished as Friends of the Family), Home Ground, The Bungalow, The Mirror, and House of Women. She has a collection of short stories, The Curse of the Appropriate Man, and a collection of essays, Reading, Writing, & Leaving Home: Life on the Page. Ms. Freed's short fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, Southwest Review, the Michigan Quarterly Review, The Santa Monica Review, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsday, Mirabella, Elle, House Beautiful, House & Garden, and Vogue, among others. Ms. Freed won the Bay Area Book Reviewers' Award for Fiction in 1986 and has been nominated for the same award on three other occasions; and her work has been named in Best American Short Stories and The O'Henry Short Story collections, as well as on the New York Times Notable Books of the Year lists. In 2002, Ms. Freed was awarded the inaugural Katherine Anne Porter Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Guggenheim Foundation and been awarded residency fellowships supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, The Camargo Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Bogliasco Foundation, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony, among others.
When: Wednesday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hagerty Lounge, De La Salle Hall Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga
Contact: MFA Program at (925)631-4457, on the web: MFA Program
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