The Mary Tefft White Cultural Center Lecture Series in conjunction with the Bermont Fellowship for Fiction and Nonfiction and the Rogers Free Library's Jane Bodell Endowment presents Novelist, Sigrid Nunez, Friday, April 1, 2022, 7pm, at the Rogers Free Library, Bristol, Rhode Island.
Sigrid Nunez has published seven novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, Salvation City, The Friend, and her most recent book, What You Are Going Through, was a New York Times Critics Top Book of 2020. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. The 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 newyorker.com. 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.
The Boston Globe: Sigrid Nunez on reading memoir and autobiographical fiction
Los Angeles Review of Books: Melancholy Dane: Sigrid Nunez's "The Friend"
New York Times: Sigrid Nunez on the Friends We Make In Passing
New York Times: Sigrid Nunez Follows 'The Friend' With a Sorrowful, Funny Novel About Death
New York Times: Suddenly Susan
New York Times: With 'The Friend,' Sigrid Nunez Becomes an Overnight Literary Sensation, 23 Years and Eight Books Later
NPR Book Review: 'The Friend' Is No Shaggy Dog Story
NPR Book Review: 'Mitz' The Marmoset Was Definitely Not Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Poets & Writers: The Secret Facts of Fiction: A Profile of Sigrid Nunez
Time: Sigrid Nunez's New Novel Paints a Beautiful Portrait of Pain and Loss