Award-winning novelist and short story writer Ann Packer conducts a reading of her work Thursday, May 4 at 4:30 p.m. in Lawrence University’s Warch Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Packer is the author of three bestselling novels that have been published around the world. Her 2002 debut novel “The Dive from Clausen’s Pier,” received the Kate Chopin Literary Award, among many other prizes and honors. It was followed by 2007’s “Songs Without Words” and her most recent, 2015’s “The Children’s Crusade.”
Besides writing novels, Packer also writes short fiction, which has appeared in The New Yorker and in the O. Henry Prize Stories anthologies. Her short fiction, “Swim Back to Me” was included in the 2012 O. Henry Award prize stories collection.
A graduate from Yale University and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Packer has received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Michener-Copernicus Society, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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