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Marjorie Celona

  • Genre: Fiction
  • Location: Knight Library Browsing Room
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Date: November 5, 2015

Marjorie Celona’s first novel, Y, was published in eight countries and won France’s Grand Prix Littéraire de l’Héroïne for Best Foreign Novel. Y was also shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize and the Dioraphte Jongerenliteratuur Prijs (Netherlands), and was selected as the #1 Indie Next Pick from IndieBound.

Her short stories, essays, and book reviews have appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Harvard Review, The Believer, The Sunday Times, The Globe and Mail, and elsewhere.

Marjorie’s recent honors and awards include the Olive B. O’Connor fellowship at Colgate University, residencies at the Writers OMI at Ledig House and Hawthornden Castle, and grants from the Ohio Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. She is currently at work on a second novel and a collection of stories, and recently joined the MFA Faculty at the University of Oregon.

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