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Fiction Forum: Mia Alvar

Fiction Forum: Mia Alvar

Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
General Public 

Mia Alvars first book, In the Country, a collection of short stories, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in June 2015 and is now available in paperback. In the Country won the 2016 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and the 2015 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. A former Writer-in-Residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, she has received support from the Corporation of Yaddo, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Blue Mountain Center for the Arts and the Sarah Lawrence Seminar for Writers. Alvar's work has been cited for distinction in The Best American Short Stories and published in One StoryThe Missouri Review, the Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere.

Born in the Philippines and raised in Bahrain and the United States, she graduated from Harvard College and the School of the Arts at Columbia University.

Moderated by Luis Jaramillo, director, the Creative Writing Program. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.



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