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New American Writing: Mary Gaitskill

Wednesday Mar 10, 2010 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM This is a past program

"No writer understands and gratifies the voyeurism inherent in reading fiction better than Mary Gaitskill…She has a perturbing ability to generate what seems as much a vivisection as a narrative, slicing through her characters to expose interior lives…” —The New York Times

Mary Gaitskill is the author of five books of fiction, most recently, Don't Cry, a collection of short stories, and Veronica, a novel which was a National Book Award nominee and a National Book Critics Circle finalist. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, Esquire, Best American Short Stories (1993), and The O. Henry Prize Stories (1998). "Secretary," a story from her first collection, Bad Behavior, was made into the film of the same name.

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, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.