Raymond Carver Reading Series welcomes novelist Eleanor Henderson

Feb 1, 2017

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The Raymond Carver Reading Series welcomes novelist Eleanor Henderson, our Spring 2017 Visiting Writer, on Wednesday, February 1. The reading starts at 5:30 p.m. in Gifford Auditorium with a Q&A beginning at 3:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Henderson's debut novel, Ten Thousand Saints was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2011 by The New York Times and a finalist for the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction from The Los Angeles Times. Her short stories have appeared in Agni, North American Review, Ninth Letter, Columbia, Salon, and The Best American Short Stories. Her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, All Things Considered, Poets & Writers, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. An associate professor at Ithaca College, she lives in Ithaca, New York, with her husband and two sons. With Anna Solomon she is also co-editor of Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers (FSG, 2014). She is at work on her second novel, The Twelve-Mile Straight, which will be published by Ecco.

The Raymond Carver Reading Series is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Syracuse University Library Associates, Stephen King, the Dr. Scholl Foundation, the Lynn & David Pleet ’53 Fund for Creative Writing, the Richard Elman Visiting Writer Fund, the Friends of Creative Writing, Chris Tennyson, Jerome Cohen, Jane and Daniel Present, and the Interdisciplinary Fund for the Humanities from Leonard and Elise Elman. 

For more information, contact Sarah Harwell G’05, associate director of the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing, at scharwel@syr.edu.

(Photo by Nina Subin.)


Raymond Carver Reading Series welcomes novelist Eleanor Henderson
Feb 1, 2017
Henderson, our Spring 2017 Visiting Writer, visits campus on Wednesday, February 1.
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