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Poetry-in-the-Round Hosts Lauded Debut Story Collection Writer Clare Sestanovich  

Clare SestanovichPoetry-in-the-Round hosts fiction writer Clare Sestanovich on Wednesday, December 1 at 7 p.m. ET in a free online event.

Clare Sestanovich is an editor at The New Yorker. Objects of Desire (Knopf, 2021), her debut story collection, came out this year to broad acclaim.

The New York Times Book Review calls Objects of Desire a "smart and accomplished debut collection" and goes on to say, "Sestanovich's prose is poised and understated, sensorily precise." Esquire writes, "Across these eleven extraordinary slice-of-life stories, Sestanovich lasers in on the role of desire in women's lives . . . Sparingly told, evoked with lacerating intimacy, these stories explode across the fault lines of the small decisions that make a life." Entertainment Weekly named Objects of Desire to their 2021 Best Debuts to Read This Summer list, praising its "satisfying human drama."

Sestanovich's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Harper's, and Electric Literature. She lives in Brooklyn.

The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. Please click here to register!

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 Jennifer Egan, Susan Choi, Dinaw Mengestu, Ben Lerner, Christine Schutt, Heidi Julavits, Ben Marcus, Jenny Offill, Gary Shteyngart, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Karen Russell, Alexandra Kleeman, Helen Phillips, Major Jackson, Deborah Eisenberg, Susan Orlean, Jonathan Franzen, Joyce Carol Oates, Salman Rushdie, Russell Banks, C.K. Williams, Nadine Gordimer, Jamaica Kincaid, John Ashbery, 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.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Cara Blue Adams
  • (973) 761-9388