Writer-in-Residence (Fall 2008): Francine Prose
From Baruch DML on August 15th, 2012
"The Fall 2008 Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College features Francine Prose, author of more than 20 books of fiction and nonfiction. Her works include the novels Blue Angel (nominated for a National Book Award) and A Changed Man (winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize), Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them, a book on gluttony, and another on the life of the painter Caravaggio. She has written books for children and young adults, and contributes to The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Harper’s, where she is a contributing editor. A film of her novel Household Saints was released in 1993. Her latest novel, Goldengrove, was published in September 2008. The recipient of numerous grants and awards, she has taught at The New School, Harvard, the Iowa Writers Workshop, and as a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard College. Prose is currently president of PEN American Center. Roslyn Bernstein, Director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program, makes the opening remarks. Jeffrey M. Peck, Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, makes the welcoming remarks. John Brenkman, Distinguished Professor of English, introduces the speaker. The event takes place on October 21, 2008, at the Newman Conference Center, 7th floor."