Porter Square Books at the Middlesex Lounge for a conversation
featuring contributors to and editors of The Best American Short Stories
Participating in the conversation will be:
Jennifer Haigh is a novelist and short story writer. Her first novel, Mrs. Kimble, won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction; Baker Towers
won the 2006 PEN/L.L. Winship Award for outstanding book by a New
England author; and her short stories have been featured in the Atlantic, Granta, and the Saturday Evening Post. Haigh's most recent novel is Faith.
Pearlman is the author of 250 works of short fiction and nonfiction,
which have been published in literary journals, anthologies, and online
publications. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Collection, The Pushcart Prize, the New York Times, and Ploughshares. Pearlman was awarded the Drue Heinz Prize for Literature for her first collection of stories, Vaquita. Love Among the Greats,
her second collection, won the Spokane Annual Fiction Prize. Her latest collection, Binocular Vision, was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Tom Perrotta is a novelist and screenwriter. His novels Election and Little Children were made into Academy Award-nominated films. Perrotta has been featured on the New York Times Book Review, Newsweek, People Magazine,
and National Public Radio. In 2010, his short story, "The Smile on
Happy Chang's Face" was the Boston Book Festival's first One City One
Story selection. He has taught creative writing at Harvard University
and Eckerd College, and he earned a BA in English from Yale University
and an MA in English and Creative Writing from Syracuse University,
where he was a pupil of Tobias Wolff. Perrotta lives in Belmont. His
latest novel is The Leftovers.
Heidi Pitlor is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Her fiction has been published in Ploughshares, and she is the author of the novel The Birthdays.
Please note: This is an offsite event at the Middlesex Lounge.