Visiting Writers Series: Edie Meidav
Old Chapel, UMass Amherst (144 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01002, Amherst MA)
A reading and book signing with Edie Meidav. A reception will follow.
**Edie Meidav **is the author of the lyric novel *Another Love Discourse* (MIT/Penguin, 2022), as well as *Kingdom of the Young* (Sarabande), a collection of short fiction with a nonfiction coda (2017), and three award-winning novels called editorial picks by the New York Times and elsewhere: *Lola, California* (FSG/Picador), *Crawl Space* (FSG/Picador) and *The Far Field: A Novel of Ceylon* (Houghton/Mariner), and a co-edited anthology *Strange Attractors* (2019, UMass Press). Her work has been recognized by foundations including Lannan, Howard, Whiting, Fulbright (Sri Lanka and Cyprus), the Kafka Prize, the Village Voice, the Bard Fiction Prize, Yaddo, Macdowell, VCCA, Art OMI, Fundacion Valparaiso. Former director of the MFA at the New College of California in San Francisco, she has served as judge for Yaddo, the NEA, Mass Cultural Council, Juniper Prize, the PEN/Bingham first novel prize, and as senior editor at Conjunctions.