Mary Yukari Waters is the author of The Favorites, her debut novel, and the critically acclaimed short story collection The Laws of Evenings. Her work has been anthologized in the Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Pushcart Book of Short Stories. Waters, who was born in Kyoto, Japan to a Japanese mother and Irish-American father, moved to California when she was nine years old. She is the recipient of an NEA grant and her work has aired on the BBC and NPR.
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, 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.