Amy Hempel, master of short fiction, to read Nov. 13

Posted November 10th, 2008 at 4:06 pm.

Award-winning short-story writer Amy Hempel will give a reading at Bryn Mawr on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room at Wyndham Alumnae House. Hempel’s The Collected Stories, which gathers her four previous short-story collections in a single volume, won the Ambassador Book Award for fiction and was one of The New York Times’ Ten Best Books of 2007.

Free and open to the public, Hempel’s appearance is part of the College’s yearlong Creative Writing Program Reading Series, which features award-winning poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, and playwrights. For further information, contact the Office for the Arts at (610) 526-5210.

Hempel’s previous books of short stories include The Dog of the Marriage, Tumble Home, and Reasons to Live. Critic Erica Wagner wrote of Hempel, “Here is the redemption of real art. You could call Hempel part of a movement in the trajectory of the American short story, and Rick Moody, in his intelligent introduction, places her alongside Alice Munro, Grace Paley, Ann Beattie, and others.”

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