Please join PEN/Faulkner at the historic Folger Shakespeare Library on November 7 for an evening of readings highlighting the boundlessness of the imagination, featuring two of literature’s most groundbreaking authors, Emma Donoghue and Chris Adrian. The event begins at 7:30, and tickets are $15.

More info below:


Emma Donoghue and Chris Adrian
7:30 PM
November 07, 2011
Folger Elizabethan Theatre (map)
Tickets: $15 (buy)

Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction whose novels include RoomSlammerkinThe Sealed LetterLandingLife Mask, Stirfry, and Hood, winner of the American Library Association’s Gay and Lesbian Book Award. Her story collections are The Woman Who Gave Birth to RabbitsKissing the Witch, and Touchy Subjects. She also writes literary history, and plays for stage and radio. She lives in London, Ontario, with her partner and their two small children.

Read more about Donoghue’s highly-acclaimed novel, Room, as well as read an excerpt. Purchase books from Emma Donoghue.

Chris Adrian is the author of three novels—Gob’s GriefThe Children’s Hospital, and The Great Night—and a collection of short stories, A Better Angel. Adrian’s work has also appeared in The Paris ReviewZoetropePloughsharesMcSweeney’s, and The Best American Short Stories. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Adrian was named one of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” in 2010.

Read a conversation, including excerpts, from NPR with Adrian. Purchase books from Chris Adrian.

Support for this event is provided as part of the Imagine Ireland program. You can purchase tickets online, or by calling the Folger Box Office at (202) 544-7077. Find out more about the PEN/Faulkner Reading Series on our website, by following us on Twitter, or by friending us on Facebook.

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