“Get Lit After Work” With Jennifer Haigh & Michelle Hoover

THU, JUL 28, 2016 (00:00)

The Boston Literary District hosted Jennifer Haigh and Michelle Hoover for “Get Lit After Work,” a pop-up literary biergarten in front of the Cheers bar in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Jennifer Haigh will discuss and share excerpts from her latest novel, Heat & Light.

Michelle Hoover will discuss and share excerpts from her latest novel, Bottomland.

+ BIO: Jennifer Haigh

Jennifer Haigh is a novelist and short story writer. Her first book, Mrs. Kimble, won the 2004 PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. Her second, Baker Towers, was a New York Times bestseller and won the 2006 PEN/L.L. Winship Award for outstanding book by a New England author. Both have been published in nine languages. Other fiction has been published in Granta, Ploughshares, Five Points, Good Housekeeping and other places.

+ BIO: Michelle Hoover

Michelle Hoover teaches writing at Grub Street and at Boston University, and her short fiction has been published in numerous collections and literary journals including Confrontation, The Massachusetts Review, Prairie Schooner, and Best New American Voices. She has been a Bread Loaf Writer's Conference scholar and the Philip Roth Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and in 2005 she won the PEN/New England Discovery Award for Fiction. Called "innovative" by Poets & Writers magazine and selected as one of their debut fiction picks of 2010, The Quickening explores the lives of two farm women, struggling to carve out a life for themselves and for their families as the Great Depression and the rugged Midwestern land threaten to snatch it from them.The Quickening has received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly, rare for a debut novel, and bestselling author Margot Livesey has praised Hoover's first work as "such a fully realized, sensually vivid, psychologically intelligent novel that it's hard to believe it is a debut, but it is and a sparkling one."

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