The Department of English is proud to sponsor a fiction reading by novelist and Staten Island native Sigrid Nunez on Wednesday, April 29 in the Center for the Arts Lecture Hall from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Sigrid Nunez has published five novels: A Feather on the Breath of God, Naked Sleeper, Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury, For Rouenna, and The Last of Her Kind. Her work has also appeared in several
anthologies, including two Pushcart Prize volumes and four anthologies of Asian American literature.
A Feather on the Breath of God was a finalist for both the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction and the Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers Award. It also received the Association for Asian American Studies Award for best novel of the year. Mitz, a mock biography of Virginia and Leonard Woolf’s pet monkey, won the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Nunez has also been the recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award and of a residency from the Lannan Foundation, and she was the fall 2007 Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College and Visiting Professor for the 2008 Winter Quarter at the University of California, Irvine.
Nunez currently resides in New York City.