|February 28th 2012||Lecture/Reading|
|Admissions / Ticket information||Free|
|Location||Dakin Living Room, Dakin House|
|Speaker||Leah Hager Cohen|
|Title||Leah Hager Cohen: Reading from her work|
AMHERST, MA — Author Leah Hager Cohen will visit Hampshire College on February 28 and read from her work at 7:30 p.m. in the Dakin Living Room, Dakin House. She will also participate in a question-and-answer session over lunch at noon, talking about “Failure and Play in Fiction and Nonfiction Writing.” Both events are free and open to the public.
Cohen—a graduate of Hampshire College—is the author of four novels and four books of nonfiction, including explorations of such disparate topics as the politics of deafness, the material culture of everyday life, community theater, boxing, and the nature of aggression. Her reviews regularly appear in the Sunday Book Review of the “New York Times.” “Bookpage” declares that with her latest novel, “The Grief of Others,” Cohen has “secured a place in the lineup of today's great writers."
“The Grief of Others” was selected as among the best books of 2011 by the “New York Times”, “Washington Post,” “San Francisco Chronicle,” “Toronto Globe and Mail” and “Kirkus.”
“The New York Times” declared Cohen to be: "One of our foremost chroniclers of the mundane complexities, nuanced tragedies and unexpected tendernesses of human connection."
For more information contact Co-Director of the Hampshire College Writing Program Ellie Siegel, 413.559.5577, etsWP@hampshire.edu.
Leah Hager Cohen bio http://www.leahhagercohen.com/
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