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Poetry-in-the-Round Hosts Acclaimed Fiction Writer and NEA Fellow Rajesh Parameswaran  

Photo of Rajesh ParameswaranPoetry-in-the-Round hosts acclaimed fiction writer Rajesh Parameswaran on Thursday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge of the University Center.

Rajesh Parameswaran, acclaimed fiction writer and recipient of a Radcliffe fellowship from Harvard University, will read from his work. Rajesh is the author of the short story collection I Am an Executioner: Love Stories (Knopf, 2012), a Washington Post best book of the year. The collection was named one of the "25 Great Short Story Collections from the 21st Century So Far" by The Scottish Book Trust. His writing has appeared in The Best American Magazine Writing, Granta, McSweeney's, and Zoetrope: All Story, and has been recognized with a National Magazine Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, the New York Public Library's Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, the Santa Maddalena Foundation, the Dora Maar House, the Camargo Foundation, and Yaddo. He has served as the Picador Guest Professor for Literature at the University of Leipzig. He lives in New York City. 

The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

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, Jamaica Kincaid, Karen Russell, Ben Lerner, Kaitlyn Greenidge, 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.

Categories: Arts and Culture

For more information, please contact:

  • Cara Blue Adams
  • (973) 761-9388
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