Poets House NYC | Wednesday, November 20th @ 7PM
Join us for a fiction reading and conversation with Rivka Galchen at Poets House. This event will be moderated by Katherine Hill in Kray Hall, and there will be a reception in the reading room to follow.
Sponsored by Adelphi University MFA program in Creative Writing.
Rivka Galchen is an award winning fiction writer and journalist, whose work appears often in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The London Review of Books and The New York Times. She is the author of three books: Atmospheric Disturbances (Novel, FSG, 2008), American Innovations (Short Stories, FSG 2014) and Little Labors (Essays, New Directions, 2016). She has received numerous prizes and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Fellowship, The Berlin Prize and The William J Saroyan International Prize in Fiction. In 2010, she was named to The New Yorker’s list of 20 Writers Under 40. Galchen also holds an MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Katherine Hill is the author of the novels The Violet Hour (Scribner 2013) and A Short Move, forthcoming from Ig Publishing in 2020. With Sarah Chihaya, Merve Emre, and Jill Richards, she is also co-author of The Ferrante Letters: An Experiment in Collective Criticism, forthcoming from Columbia University Press in 2019. Katherine is an assistant professor of English at Adelphi University, where she teaches creative writing and literature to undergraduate and MFA students. Her writing has been awarded fellowships from the New York Public Library, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Corporation of Yaddo. Born in Washington D.C., she now lives with her husband, the historian Matt Karp, in Brooklyn. Find her on Twitter @KHill0.