Monday, March 22nd at 7pm
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Join us for the eighth episode of Write America featuring Bestselling National Book Award Finalist George Howe Colt, National Book Critics Circle Award-winner Anne Fadiman, and award-winning poet Carl Phillips as they read and discuss their works and about how books and art might bridge the deep divisions in our nation.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
GEORGE HOWE COLT is the bestselling author of The Big House, which was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Brothers; November of the Soul; and The Game. He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, the writer Anne Fadiman.
ANNE FADIMAN’s most recent book— The Wine Lover’s Daughter, a memoir about her father, wine, and the upsides and downsides of upward mobility—was an NPR Best Book of the Year. Her first book— The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, an account of the medical and cultural conflicts between a family of Hmong refugees and their daughter's physicians—won the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Nonfiction. She has also written two essay collections, Ex Libris and At Large and At Small. Fadiman is the Francis Writer-in-Residence at Yale and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is married to the writer George Howe Colt.
CARL PHILLIPS is the author of 15 books of poetry, most recently Pale Colors in a Tall Field (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) and Wild Is the Wind (FSG, 2018), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Other honors include the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, the Kingsley Tufts Award, a Lambda Literary Award, the PEN/USA Award for Poetry, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Library of Congress, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Academy of American Poets. Phillips has also written two prose books: The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination (Graywolf, 2014) and Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Life and Art of Poetry (Graywolf, 2004); and he has translated the Philoctetes of Sophocles (Oxford University Press, 2004). He teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.