Manhattanville College’s MFA program in Creative Writing is thrilled to be hosting a reading by Visiting Professor Alex Gilvarry and National Book Award finalist Téa Obreht on Thursday, March 20 @ 7pm in the Castle.
Immediately following the reading, Obreht will visit Gilvarry’s graduate fiction class to discuss her novel The Tiger’s Wife. The 7pm reading is free and open to the public.
About the readers:
Alex Gilvarry, a visiting professor at Manhattanville College’s MFA program, is author of the novel From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant (Viking, 2012), a book The New York Times called “a left-handed love letter to America.” A Norman Mailer fellow, Gilvarry’s work has recently appeared in The Paris Review, Vogue, and NPR’s All Things Considered.
Téa Obreht is the author of The Tiger’s Wife, a finalist for the National Book Award. Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New York Times, and The Guardian, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Non-Required Reading. She has been named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty and included in the National Book Foundation’s list of 5 Under 35.