Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum is the author of Ms. Hempel Chronicles and Madeleine Is Sleeping, which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2004. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, and The Best American Short Stories. She directs the MFA Program in Writing at the University of California, San Diego,and lives in Los Angeles.
New American Writing
This series of contemporary fiction and poetry readings is organized by Benjamin Weissman, author of two books of short fiction, most recently Headless, and professor of creative writing at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of Art and Design.
Public programs are made possible by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, and the Hammer Programs Committee.