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Monday, April 6, 2020, 7pm at the Rogers Free Library, Bristol, Rhode Island

The Mary Tefft White Cultural Center Lecture Series in conjunction with the Bermont Fellowship for Fiction and Nonfiction, Rogers Free Library, the Jane Bodell Endowment, presents Novelist and 2018 National Book Award Winner, Sigrid Nunez, Monday, April 6, 2020, 7pm at the Rogers Free Library, Bristol, Rhode Island. 


Sigrid Nunez has published seven novels, including A Feather on the Breath of GodThe Last of Her Kind, Salvation City, and, most recently, The Friend. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan SontagThe Friend, a New York Times bestseller, won the 2018 National Book Award and was a finalist for the 2019 Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Prize. In France, it was longlisted for the 2019 Prix Femina and named a finalist for the 2019 Prix du Meilleure Livre. It has also been longlisted for the 2020 International Dublin Literary Award. Nunez's other honors and awards include a Whiting Writer's Award, a Berlin Prize Fellowship, the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award, and the Rome Prize in Literature. Among the journals to which she has contributed are The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Paris Review, Threepenny Review, Harper's, McSweeney's, Tin House, The Believer, and Nunez has taught at Columbia, Princeton, and the New School, and has been a visiting writer or writer in residence at Amherst, Smith, Baruch, Vassar, Syracuse, and the University of California, Irvine, among others. Currently, she lives in New York City.