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UMF Visiting Writers Series presents reading by award-winning author Alex Marzano-Lesnevich on April 18

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich

FARMINGTON - The University of Maine at Farmington Visiting Writers Series season comes to a close with a reading by award-winning author Alex Marzano-Lesnevich on Thursday, April 18, 2019, in The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center. The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by a meet and greet with the author.

Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of “The Fact of a Body: A Murder and Memoir.” It received the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir, the 2018 Chautauqua Prize, and the 2019 Prix France Inter-JDD – an award for one book of any genre in the world.

Named one of the best books of the year by Entertainment Weekly,, Bustle, Book Riot, The Times of London, The Guardian, and the Sydney Press Herald, it will be translated into nine languages.

The recipient of fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell, and Yaddo, as well as a Rona Jaffe Award, Marzano-Lesnevich has essays published or forthcoming in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Oxford American and Harpers. They live in Portland, Maine and are an assistant professor of English at Bowdoin College.

The Visiting Writer Series is sponsored by the UMF Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program.

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