Join us for an engaging conversation as Heidi Pitlor, editor of The Best American Short Stories, delves deep into the writing life of Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of Love and Ruin and The Paris Wife. Asking questions not typically asked of female writers, Pitlor will get to the core of what it means to be a fiction author today. This will not be your standard book talk!
This event is proudly sponsored by Canyon Ranch Lenox.
Paula McLain is the author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun, both New York Times and international bestsellers. The recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, the Cleveland Arts Prize, the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, she is also the author of two collections of poetry; a memoir, Like Family, Growing up in Other People’s Houses; and a first novel, A Ticket to Ride. She lives with her family in Cleveland.
Heidi Pitlor is the author of the novels The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage. A former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, she has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 2007. Her writing has been published in Ploughshares, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art, Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers, and elsewhere. She currently teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Regis University in Denver. She lives with her twin daughter and son and her husband outside Boston and is currently working on her third novel.
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