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Readings to Go: Jennifer Haigh

The novelist and CAS lecturer reads from a work in progress

In the video above, Jennifer Haigh, a College of Arts and Sciences lecturer in creative writing, reads from The Condition, a novel she is working on.

Haigh’s debut novel, Mrs. Kimble, won the PEN/Hemingway Award for first fiction. Her second, Baker Towers, was a New York Times best seller and won the 2006 PEN/Winship Award for outstanding fiction by a New England writer. Haigh’s short stories have appeared in Five Points, Virginia Quarterly Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. A former James Michener fellow and Fulbright teaching scholar, she is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Haigh was one of seven faculty members to read from their works at the annual Faculty Reading on January 30, 2007. Sponsored by BU’s Creative Writing Program, the event included readings by Leslie Epstein, a CAS professor and director of the Creative Writing Program; Robert Pinsky, a CAS professor and three-time U.S. poet laureate; Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Louise Glück, a CAS lecturer in creative writing and another former U.S. poet laureate; David Ferry, a CAS lecturer in creative writing and winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, the Bingham Poetry Prize, and the Teasdale Prize; Ha Jin (GRS’94), a CAS professor of creative writing and winner of a National Book Award, two PEN/Faulkner Awards, and a PEN/Hemingway Award; and poet, scholar, and translator Rosanna Warren, a University Professor and BU’s Emma Ann MacLachlan Metcalf Professor of the Humanities.

Click here to watch Leslie Epstein read from his book King of the Jews. Click here to watch Ha Jin read from his short story “A Composer and His Parakeet.” Click here to watch Robert Pinsky read from his new book of poetry, Gulf Music.