This evening, November 28, Mia Alvar, described by the New York Times as a “writer with enchanting powers,” will join Paul Nadal of the first-year writing faculty in conversation about her collection In the Country, which Paul is teaching in his classes this semester. Details about the event and more information about Alvar are below and at this link.
Monday, November 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Dorothy Hirshon Suite, Arnhold Hall55 West 13th Street, Room I-205, New York, NY 10011
Alvar’s first book, In the Country, a collection of short stories, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in June 2015. In the Country won the 2016 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and the 2015 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. A former Writer-in-Residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, she has received support from the Corporation of Yaddo, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Blue Mountain Center for the Arts and the Sarah Lawrence Seminar for Writers. Alvar’s work has been cited for distinction in The Best American Short Stories and published in One Story, The Missouri Review, the Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere.
Born in the Philippines and raised in Bahrain and the United States, Alvar graduated from Harvard College and the School of the Arts at Columbia University.