Francine Prose, Writer

“How I Became an Art Critic”
Forum on the Humanities & the Public World
Photo of Francine Prose.
Monday, Nov 7, 2011 | 5:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
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United States

Novelist Francine Prose is former President of the PEN American Center and author of over 16 books of fiction, a book on Anne Frank, and the New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer. She has been published in the New Yorkerthe New York Review of BooksAtlantic Monthly, ARTNews, the New York Times, among others, and she is a contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine. Her latest novel, My New American Life, explores the immigrant experience and the American Dream through the story of Lula, a young Albanian immigrant nanny in post 9/11 New York City. Currently a visiting professor of Literature at Bard College, Prose has also taught at Harvard, the Universities of Utah and Arizona, and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.