Jaimy Gordon, whose novel “Lord of Misrule” won the 2010 National Book Award for fiction, will read her prose at the University of Virginia Bookstore on Wednesday at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
She will spend a week at U.Va. as a Rea Visiting Writer, discussing the craft of fiction writing and meeting with creative writing students in the M.F.A. program in the College of Arts & Sciences’ English department.
Gordon, born in Baltimore, has taught writing for almost 30 years at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and also teaches in the Prague Summer Program for Writers.
She is the author of three previous novels, “Shamp of the City-Solo,” “She Drove Without Stopping” and “Bogeywoman,” which was on the Los Angeles Times’ list of Best Fiction of 2000.
Gordon has been a Fellow of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass. and the Bunting (now Radcliffe) Institute at Harvard University. In 1991 she received an Academy-Institute Award for her fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
The Rea Visiting Writers Series is funded through the Dungannon Foundation in memory of Michael Rea, an ardent supporter of the arts and U.Va.