Published: Sep 21, 2011
ATLANTA, Georgia - The Savannah College of Art and Design is excited to have celebrated authors Karen Russell and Philippa Gregory participating in its fall Ivy Hall Writers Series. The series provides an idyllic forum in which notable authors such as Augusten Burroughs, Bret Easton Ellis, Colson Whitehead, Kathryn Stockett and Margaret Atwood have presented and discussed their work.
A native of Miami, Karen Russell has been featured in The New Yorker's debut fiction issue and on The New Yorker's 20 Under 40 list, and was chosen as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. In 2009, she received the 5 Under 35 award from the National Book Foundation. Russell is the author of the novel "Swamplandia!" and "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves," a collection of short stories. Three of her short stories have been selected for the Best American Short Stories volumes. She will speak Oct. 13, 6:30-8 p.m., at SCAD Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St.
Philippa Gregory will speak about her new books "The Women of the Cousins' War," a collection of biographical essays on the women who have inspired Gregory's historical fiction, and the novel "The Lady of the Rivers." Gregory studied history at the University of Sussex and received a Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh. She is a recognized authority on women's history; the author of several bestselling novels including "The Other Boleyn Girl," and a regular contributor to TV, radio and international newspapers. Her lecture is Oct. 18, 6:30-8 p.m., at SCAD Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St.
The lectures will be $15 and free for SCAD students, professors and staff with a valid SCAD ID. Following the lecture, a book signing is available with the purchase of a book. Books are available for purchase by personal check or cash only.
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