Wednesday 23rd October 7:30pm
An Evening With Tessa Hadley & Ilya Kaminsky
Tessa Hadley has written seven novels – including The London Train and also The Past, which won the Hawthornden Prize – and three collections of short stories. Her new novel, Late in the Day, came out in February this year. She publishes short stories regularly in the New Yorker, reviews for the Guardian and the London Review of Books; she was awarded a Windham Campbell prize for Fiction and the Hawthornden Prize in 2016. Tessa is visiting Edge Hill to celebrate of her Edge Hill Prize-winning collection Bad Dreams and Other Stories. As part of this event, a selection of students will also be reading their work.
Born in Odessa, former Soviet Union in 1977, Ilya Kaminsky arrived to the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government. He is the author of Deaf Republic (Graywolf Press) and Dancing In Odessa (Tupelo Press). He has co-edited and co-translated many other books, including Ecco Anthology of International Poetry (Harper Collins) and Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva (Alice James Books). His awards include the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writer’s Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, Lannan Foundation’s Fellowship and the NEA Fellowship. His poems have been translated over twenty languages, and his books have been published in many countries including Turkey, Holland, Russia, France, Mexico, Macedonia, Romania, Spain and China, where his poetry was awarded the Yinchuan International Poetry Prize.
Presented with Edge Hill University’s Creative Writing Department
Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership
Free for schools and colleges