Department of English

Jeff Talarigo

October 1, 2009

Sophie Kerr Room, Miller Library, 4:30 p.m.

Fiction reading

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