Acclaimed novelist and former Ploughshares Guest Editor
Jayne Anne Phillips will be at the Harvard Book Store January 12th
reading from Lark and Termite, her newest novel. The book was a finalist for
the 2009 National Book Award for Fiction, and has made countless best of the
year lists. According to the New York Times, “the characters, like those in
“Machine Dreams,” are so indelible, so intimately drawn, that they threaten to
move in and take up permanent residence in the reader’s mind.”
The event begins at 7pm and does not require a ticket. More
information can be found here.
Jayne Anne Phillips is the author of three previous novels,
MotherKind, Shelter, and Machine Dreams, and two books of stories, Black
Tickets and Fast Lanes. She is the recipient of Guggenheim, NEA, and Bunting
fellowships, and was awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize and an Academy Award in
Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work has appeared
in Harper’s, Granta, Doubletake, and the Norton Anthology of Contemporary
Fiction. She is currently Professor of English and Director of the MFA Program
at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey.
Phillips guest-edited the Winter 1980-81 issue of
Ploughshares, available here.