Episode 18: Andre Dubus III & Edith Pearlman at the 2013 AWP Conference


Andre Dubus III (left) & Edith Pearlman (right)

Andre Dubus III & Edith Pearlman: A Reading & Conversation Moderated by Mary Kay Zuravleff

On Saturday, March 9, 2013 during the annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference in Boston, PEN/Faulkner had the honor of sponsoring a reading featuring Adnre Dubus III and Edith Pearlman. The event was part reading and part discussion, moderated by author and PEN/Faulkner board member Mary Kay Zuravleff. 

Our friends at AWP have kindly made the audio of this event public and have allowed us to include it as Episode 18 of the PEN/Faulkner Podcast. Thanks, AWP!


Andre Dubus III
is the author of a collection of short fiction, The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, and the novels BluesmanHouse of Sand and Fog and The Garden of Last Days, a New York Times bestseller. His memoir, Townie, was published in February 2011 with W.W. Norton & Co. and is now available in paperback. Among other honors and awards, he has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for fiction, The Pushcart Prize, and was a Finalist for the Rome Prize Fellowship from the Academy of Arts and Letters.

Edith Pearlman has published more than 250 works of short fiction and short non-fiction in national magazines, literary journals, anthologies, and on-line publications. Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize CollectionNew Stories from the South, and The Pushcart Prize Collection – Best of the Small Presses. In 2011, Pearlman received the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.

Moderator Mary Kay Zuravleff is the author of the novel Man Alive! as well as The Bowl Is Already Broken and The Frequency of Souls, all published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Among other honors and awards, her work has won the American Academy’s Rosenthal Award, the James Jones First Novel Award, and was nominated for the Orange Prize. 

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