Write America: Anne Fadiman and Lou Ann Walker

Join us for the fifty-fifth episode of Write America on Monday April 11th featuring Anne Fadiman and Lou Ann Walker as they read and discuss their works- intimating how the deep divisions in the country may be healed by the quiet power of art.

This event is free to attend, Registration required.

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About the authors:

ANNE FADIMAN’S most recent book, The Wine Lover's Daughter--a memoir about her father, wine, and the upsides and downsides of upward mobility--was an NPR Best Book of the Year. Her first book--The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, an account of the crosscultural conflicts between a family of Hmong refugees and their daughter's doctors--won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. She has also written two essay collections, Ex Libris and At Large and At Small. Fadiman is the Francis Writer-in-Residence at Yale and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is married to the writer George Howe Colt.

LOU ANN WALKER is the author of A Loss for Words, a memoir about growing up with deaf parents. A professor in the Creative Writing & Literature program at Stony Brook Southampton + Manhattan, she has written for The New York Times Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, Allure, and Esquire. She’s the recipient of the Christopher Award, the Marguerite Higgins Reporting Award, and an NEA grant. Walker is founding Editor-in-Chief of TSR: The Southampton Review, a literary and arts journal.


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Monday, April 11, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Wine Lover's Daughter: A Memoir By Anne Fadiman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374537944
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 13th, 2018

A Loss for Words: The Story of Deafness in a Family By Lou Ann Walker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060914257
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 6th, 2021