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Writers in The House

March 14, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Discussion led by The Mount’s 2016 Writers-in-Residence, Koren Zailckas, Yvonne Puig, and Claire McMillan

The 2016 Edith Wharton Writers-in-Residence–Koren Zailckas, author of Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, Yvonne Puig, author of the upcoming A Wife of Noble Character (a modern retelling of The House of Mirth), and Claire McMillan, author of Gilded Age–will discuss their books, their careers, and how Edith Wharton continues to shape and inspire women writers in the 21st century.

Koren Zailckas is a bestselling author of memoir and fiction. Her work Smashed spent twenty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was hailed as “one of the best accounts of addiction, …the college experience…and what it means to be an average teenage girl in America.”

Yvonne Georgina Puig teaches at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Her first novel, A Wife of Noble Character, a modern retelling of Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth, is forthcoming from Henry Holt in 2016.

Claire McMillan is a novelist and essayist, most recently of Gilded Age, which was published by Simon and Schuster in 2012. She practiced law in San Francisco for six years before moving to Cleveland in 2003 with her husband, Sandy, and their two children.


March 14, 2016
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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