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Poetry-in-the-Round Hosts Bard Fiction Prize Winner Alexandra Kleeman  

Portrait of Alexandra Kleeman Poetry-in-the-Round hosts fiction writer Alexandra Kleeman on Tuesday, November 19 at 4 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge of the University Center.

Alexandra Kleeman is the author of Intimations, a short story collection, and the novel You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine, which was awarded the 2016 Bard Fiction Prize.

About her debut novel, the New York Times writes:

Alexandra Kleeman’s brilliant and disturbing debut novel, You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, is a fine heir to the tradition inaugurated by Poe, though others will undoubtedly compare her to Pynchon ... a powerful allegory of our civilization’s many maladies, artfully and elegantly articulated, by one of the young wise women of our generation.

Kleeman’s fiction has been published in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Zoetrope, Conjunctions, and Guernica, among others, and other writing has appeared in Harper’s, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Tin House, n+1, and the Guardian. Her work has received fellowships and support from Bread Loaf, Djerassi, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Headlands Center for the Arts. She teaches at the New School and her second novel, Something New Under the Sun, is forthcoming from Hogarth Press.

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 Karen Russell, Ben Lerner, Dinaw Mengestu, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Jonathan Franzen, Heidi Julavits, Jenny Offill, Helen Phillips, Ben Marcus, Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks, 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.

Categories: Arts and Culture , Campus Life

For more information, please contact:

  • Cara Blue Adams
  • (973) 761-9388
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