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PEN West Presents: A Reading by Ann Harleman

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PEN West presents a reading by Ann Harleman from her latest novel, Tell Me, Signora, which won the Elixir Press 2018 Fiction AwardKate Hagesfeld, grieving the death of her husband, travels to Italy just after 9/11 to restart her career as an archaeologist. Caught up in efforts to aid refugees from the Kosovo War, she must make the choice of a lifetime.

Please RSVP to Director of PEN West Wendy Martin at Wendy.Martin@PENWest.info.


Ann Harleman photoAnn Harleman is the author of the story collections Thoreau’s Laundry and Happiness, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award; and the novels The Year She Disappeared and Bitter Lake. Among her awards are Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships, three Rhode Island State Arts Council grants, the Berlin Prize in Literature, the Iowa Short Fiction Award, the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, and the O. Henry Award. In an earlier life, Ann was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Princeton University, and she lived and worked behind the Iron Curtain. Having taught at the University of Washington, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wesleyan University, Wheaton College, and the Rhode Island School of Design, she is currently on the faculty of Brown University.  She makes her home within sight of San Francisco Bay.