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Portland Public Library Spotlight Series: In Conversation with Alex Marzano-Lesnevich
May 2 , 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Join my in one of my favorite cities, Portland, Maine, where I’ll be appearing in conversation with Alex Marzano-Lesnevich as part of the Portland Public Library Spotlight Series, presented in conjunction with Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. The Spotlight Lecture Series celebrates new works by notable authors from around the country. This series is sponsored by the Press Hotel.
Alex Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of THE FACT OF A BODY: A Murder and a Memoir, recipient of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir, the 2018 Chautauqua Prize, and the 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, Audible.com, Bustle, Book Riot, The Times of London, The Guardian, and The Sydney Press Herald, it was an Indie Next Pick and a Junior Library Guild selection, long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize, short-listed for the CWA Gold Dagger, and a finalist for a New England Book Award, a Goodreads Choice Award, and the Grand Prix des lectrices ELLE, and has been translated into eight 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 now live in Portland, Maine and are an Assistant Professor of English at Bowdoin College.