Kafka Ceremony and Reading

Kafka Prize Ceremony and Reading

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Hawkins-Carlson Reading Room

Prize Ceremony and Reading

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The University of Rochester is delighted to announce that Elizabeth Poliner, author of the novel As Close To Us as Breathing (2016), is the winner of this year's Janet Heininger Kafka Prize for fiction by an American woman writer. Join us for a reading from her novel, a Q&A session, and a book signing on November 1st, 2017.

Elizabeth Poliner  is the author of Mutual Life & Casualty, a novel-in-stories; What You Know in Your Hands, a poetry collection; and Sudden Fog, a poetry chapbook. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared widely in literary journals including the Kenyon ReviewThe Southern ReviewMichigan Quarterly Review, and Colorado Review. She is a recipient of seven individual artist grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, fiction fellowships to the Wesleyan and Sewanee writers’ conferences, and artist residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Wurlitzer Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She teaches creative writing in the MFA and undergraduate programs at Hollins University where she is an associate professor (retrieved from author's website).