For her Word Works craft talk, National Book Award winner Sigrid Nunezwill speak about playfulness, imagination, and how to give in to the pull toward the unknown that all writers face when embarking upon a project. Nunez won the 2018 National Book Award in Fiction for her novel The Friend, which the New Yorker called “an impressively controlled portrait of the ‘exhaustion of mourning.’”
After the talk, Nunez will be interviewed onstage and take part in an audience Q&A.
Sigrid Nunez has published seven novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, and, most recently, The Friend, which won the 2018 National Book Award for fiction and was a finalist for the 2019 Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Prize. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. Nunez’s other honors and awards include four Pushcart Prizes, a Whiting Award, a Berlin Prize Fellowship, and two awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters: the Rosenthal Foundation Award and the Rome Prize in Literature.
- Thu, May 21, 2020 7:00pm