Granta Celebrates Its 2012 Best American Series Authors - Granta Magazine

Granta Celebrates Its 2012 Best American Series Authors

Various Contributors

Granta Celebrates Its 2012 Best American Series Authors 29 October, 7 p.m., Word Bookstore ,...

Mark Doty

Mark Doty is the author of eight poetry collections including,  Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, which won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008 and My Alexandria, which won the 1995 T. S. Elliot Prize. He is writing a prose volume on Walt Whitman, sex, death and the body. He lives in New York City and teaches at Rutgers University.

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Phil Klay

Phil Klay served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2005 to 2009, including a tour of duty in Iraq from January 2007 to February 2008. He is the author of the story collection Redeployment (Penguin, 2014).

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Julie Otsuka

Julie Otsuka is the author of the novel When the Emperor Was Divine. ‘Come, Japanese!’ is an excerpt from her novel, The Buddha in the Attic.

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Francine Prose

Francine Prose is the author of many bestselling books of fiction, including A Changed Man and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the nonfiction New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer. Her novel, Household Saints, was adapted for a movie by Nancy Savoca. Another novel, The Glorious Ones, has been adapted into a musical of the same name by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, which ran at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York City in the Fall of 2007. Her latest novel, Goldengrove, was published in September 2008. She is the president of PEN American Center. She lives in New York City.

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Taiye Selasi

Taiye Selasi was born in London to Nigerian and Ghanian parents. she holds a BA from Yale and an MPhil from Oxford. Selasi made her fiction debut in Granta in 2011 with 'The Sex Live of African Girls', which was selected for Best American Short Stories in 2012. Her first novel, Ghana Must Go, was published in March 2013. An avid traveller and photographer, Selasi lives in Rome.

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