with Siddhartha Gigoo
24 September at 7.15pm
"Out of the Slushpile":
Marie-Helene Bertino’s debut novel 2 A.M. AT THE CAT’S PAJAMAS is a Barnes & Noble Fall ’14 Discover Great New Writers pick. It is an NPR Best Book of 2014, and a Best Book of the Year at Flavorwire, Buzzfeed, Popsugar, The Kansas City Star, and others. Her collection of short stories SAFE AS HOUSES received The 2012 Iowa Short Fiction Award, judged by Jim Shepard. Marie-Helene teaches in the Creative Writing Program at NYU and in the low-residency M.F.A. program at The Institute for Indian American Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, The Center for Fiction, The Sackett Street Workshops, and the Emerging Writer’s Workshop for One Story, where she was the Associate Editor. She has worked as a biographer for people living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Marie-Helene Bertino homepage
Interview with Marie-Helene Bertino in the Paris Review
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