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Great Writers, Great Readings

Lily King in conversation
with Grove Atlantic’s Elisabeth Schmitz

14th Annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series - Fall 2017
Wednesday, September 27, at 6:30 p.m.
Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

Admission to Great Writers, Great Readings events is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 516-463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/gwgr.

Lily King’s latest novel Euphoria won the Kirkus Award for Fiction and the New England Book Award for Fiction and was a finalist in the National Book Critics Circle Awards. Her first novel, The Pleasing Hour, won the Barnes & Noble Discover Award and was a New York Times Notable Book and an alternate for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her second novel, The English Teacher, was a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year, a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year, and the winner of the Maine Fiction Award. Her third, Father of the Rain, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice.

Elisabeth Schmitz is vice president and editorial director of Grove Atlantic. For more than 25 years, she has edited and published fiction, memoir and narrative non-fiction for Grove including Euphoria by Lily King, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, Peace Like a River by Leif Enger, Man Gone Down by Michael Thomas, An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson, Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman, War Dances by Sherman Alexie, Pacific by Tom Drury and H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. Schmitz has been a fellow at the Jerusalem International Book Fair, the Sydney Writers’ Festival, a keynote speaker at the Toronto International Festival of Authors and is an annual lecturer at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.

Lily King, Elisabeth Schmitz
Lily King: Photo by Laura Lewis
Elisabeth Schmitz: Photo by Nina Subin