Fiction author V.V. Ganeshananthan to read Feb. 5

Fiction writer V.V. Ganeshananthan, author of Love Marriage, will give a reading from her work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in Lane Library. Admission is free. Her visit is sponsored by the College’s Visiting Writers Series.

Ganeshananthan is a fiction writer and journalist. She grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and has lived in Virginia, Iowa, New Hampshire, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. In the fall of 2015, she will begin teaching at the University of Minnesota.

She previously was the Delbanco Visiting Professor of Creative Writing in the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. She currently is a Literature Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, as well as a National Endowment for the Arts.

Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and Columbia Journalism Review, among others. Her novel Love Marriage (Random House 2008) was longlisted for the Orange Prize, named one of The Washington Post’s Best of 2008, and translated into several languages.

She writes frequently about Sri Lanka and its diaspora communities. She is working on a second novel, excerpts of which have appeared in Granta, Ploughshares and Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014. Click here to view her website.


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