Department of English
October 1, 2009
Sophie Kerr Room, Miller Library, 4:30 p.m.
Jeff Talarigo is the author of the award winning novel, The Pearl Diver, which won the 2005 American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Foundation Award and was named a 2005 Kiriyama Prize Notable Book. His second novel, The Ginseng Hunter, noted as one of the "Best Books of 2008" by NPR and an American Library Association�s "Notable Books for 2009," will be released in paperback in April of 2009. Talarigo currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where he is working on a novel about 20th Century Gaza as seen through the eyes of a Palestinian woman.
Sponsored by: The Sophie Kerr Committee