Wednesday, April 10, 2013
3:30PM, “The Writer’s Story,” Garfield Book Company
5:30PM, Reading, Scandinavian Cultural Center, Anderson University Center
Jaimy Gordon is the author of six books, most recently the National Book Award-winning novel Lord of Misrule (McPherson & Co, 2010), set in the world of small-time West Virginia horse racing. The novel was also a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, won the Dr. Tony Ryan Award for the year’s best book about horse racing, and has been longlisted for the coveted Orange Prize for Fiction. Gordon’s novel She Drove Without Stopping (Algonquin, 1990) was awarded an Academy-Institute Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Bogeywoman (2000) was named an LA Times Best Book of the Year. Shamp of the City-Solo, her first novel, has long been considered an underground classic by her fans. Her short story “A Night’s Work,” which shares several characters with Lord of Misrule, appeared in the Best American Short Stories 1995. Her short fiction, poems, essays, and translations have appeared in the Colorado Review, Missouri Review, Ploughshares, Antioch Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poetry International, and many other journals.