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A Reading by Writer-in-Residence, Jennifer Steil

Join us for a reading by writer-in-residence, Jennifer Steil, who will be sharing an excerpt from one of her recent works.  

Jennifer Steil is an award-winning author and journalist. Her debut novel, The Ambassador’s Wife, published by Doubleday in July 2015, won the 2013 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition Best Novel award and was shortlisted for both the Bisexual Book Award and the Lascaux Novel Prize. It has received considerable critical acclaim, notably in the Seattle TimesPublishers Weekly, and The New York Times Book Review.

Jennifer’s first book, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky (Broadway Books, 2010) is a memoir about her tenure as editor of the Yemen Observer newspaper in Sana’a. The book was praised by The New York TimesNewsweek, and the Sydney Morning Herald among other publications.  Jennifer’s freelance work has appeared in the World Policy JournalDie WeltSaranac ReviewVogue UK, the Washington TimesThe WeekYahoo TravelTime, and The Rumpus.


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