Visiting Novelist Priyanka Champaneri

Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:30 AM

Visiting Novelist Priyanka Champaneri

Priyanka Champaneri, who earned both her BA and her MFA from Mason, returns on Thursday, November 18, to close out the fall Visiting Writers Series with a discussion of her debut novel The City of Good Death. In a Crowdcast event at 7:30 that evening, Champaneri will be in conversation with Mason professor Alexia Arthurs. The series is hosted by Mason’s Creative Writing Program, University Libraries, and Watershed Lit.

Recipient of the 2018 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, The City of Good Death was published in February 2020 and has since been shortlisted for the Center for Fiction's 2021 First Novel Prize. The New York Times praised the novel, with emphasis on how "Champaneri subtly renders how grief lurks in mundane objects and gestures."

This is the final event of the fall season, with events beginning again in February 2021!

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