Jean Thompson’s prose has been compared to the craftsmanship of Raymond Carver, Flannery O’Connor, and Andre Dubus. She has been published in The New Yorker, and anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize. Thompson is the author of four acclaimed collections, including Throw Like a Girl and Who Do You Love, a 1999 National Book Award finalist for fiction; and four novels, including City Boy and Wide Blue Yonder, a New York Times Notable Book and Chicago Tribune Best Fiction selection for 2002. Her newest collection is Do Not Deny Me. She lives in Illinois.
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.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.
Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00p.m.
Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.