College of Arts and Sciences

Award-Winning Author to be Featured at Poetry-in-the-Round  

Helen PhillipsPoetry-in-the-Round will present the widely awarded author Helen Phillips on Thursday, November 30, 2017 in the Chancellor's Suite, University Center.

This reading is free and open to the public.

About the Author:
Helen Phillips is the author of four books, including, most recently, the short story collection Some Possible Solutions, winner of the 2017 John Gardner Fiction Book Award. Her novel The Beautiful Bureaucrat, a New York Times Notable Book of 2015, was a finalist for the New York Public Library's Young Lions Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award and the Italo Calvino Prize, among others. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Tin House, and on Selected Shorts. Phillips is an assistant professor at Brooklyn College.

Here you can read the New York Times' Book Review of The Beautiful Bureaucrat, a book which is said to have been "a unique contribution to existentialist literature."

About the Series:
Poetry-in-the-Round has brought some of the best contemporary writers from around the world to Seton Hall University for the past three decades. Some of those visitors have included Joyce Carol Oates, E.L. Doctorow, Nadine Gordimer, C.K. Williams, Jonathan Franzen, John Ashbery, Russell Banks, Adrienne Rich, and many others. The series has worked to bring established and up-and-coming new writers to the attention of Seton Hall students and the community. Dr. Nathan Oates, Associate Professor of English, is the Director of the Series; during his sabbatical, Cara Blue Adams is directing Poetry-in-the-Round.

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