Jayne Anne Phillips
Photo by Elena Seibert

Author Jayne Anne Phillips to discuss career and new book, ‘Quiet Dell’

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

SCAD Atlanta, Events space, fourth floor, building C

Atlanta, GA

1600 Peachtree St. NW

SCAD’s Ivy Hall Writers Series presents author Jayne Anne Phillips. In her new book, “Quiet Dell,” Phillips retells the story of the harrowing 1931 murders of an innocent Iowa family. Emily Thornhill, one of the few women in the Chicago press, becomes invested in the case, fascinated by the precocious youngest child Annabel and her sense of magic. Emily allies with a Chicago banker, wracked by guilt, who funds the investigation. Driven by secrets of their own, the characters stop at nothing to ensure a conviction.

Phillips is also the author of  “Lark and Termite,” “MotherKind,” “Shelter,” and “Machine Dreams,” as well as the short story collections “Fast Lanes” and “Black Tickets.” A National Book Award and National Book Critic’s Circle Award finalist, Phillips is an English professor and director of the M.F.A. program at Rutgers-Newark, where she established The Writers at Newark Reading Series.

Admission is $10 at the door for the general public and free to all SCAD students, faculty and staff with valid SCAD ID.

A book sale and signing will follow the event.