Novelist Jennifer Haigh to present at Marian University

FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Marian University's English Department is proud to present the award-winning novelist Jennifer Haigh as part of its Writers Reading Series, on Thursday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Stayer Center Auditorium. Haigh will also be available after the reading for a book signing.

"Jennifer Haigh's novels and stories are just so rich and poignant and, at times, heartbreaking," said John Walser, associate
professor of English at Marian. "I love writers who show a passion for the people and families and communities that they
create; writers who, you can tell, have spent energy and time focused on not only their plots but also the individual sentences, the individual phrases, the individual images and the individual words that make-up their art. And Jennifer is this kind of writer."

Haigh is the author of three novels: The Condition, Baker Towers and Mrs. Kimble. She has won the prestigious PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction in 2004, and has won the PEN/L.L. Winship Award for outstanding book by a New England author in 2006. Her books have been published in twelve languages. Haigh's short fiction has been published in Granta, Ploughshares, The Atlantic, The Saturday Evening Post and many other journals and magazines. Her fourth novel, The Lost Gospel, will be published by HarperCollins in August 2011.

This reading is free and open to the public. For more information, contact John Walser or
at 923-7172.

Jennifer Haigh
Photo by Asia Kepka


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