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Jesmyn Ward
Code: SR11  |  Type:   |  Genres: Fiction
Tuesday, May 15 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba Venue & Transport Info
Jesmyn Ward
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Jesmyn Ward’s lyrical and heartbreaking novel Salvage the Bones, about the experience of a poor black family dealing with the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina, won the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction.

Presented with Varuna, The Writers’ House.

Tickets:
Tuesday 15 May all-day pass $60/$50
Monday & Tuesday 2-day pass $90 (no concession)
Single Sessions (unless otherwise indicated): $15

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Jesmyn Ward grew up in Mississippi and received her MFA from the University of Michigan. She is currently an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of South Alabama. Her debut novel, Where the Line Bleeds, was a Black Caucus of the ALA Honor Award recipient and a finalist for both the Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell First Novelist Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Most recently she released the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction winner, Salvage the Bones.

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