James Magruder Reading

Monday, November 12, 2018
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Downey Lounge
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Erin Ogrean

JAMES MAGRUDER is a brilliant fiction writer, playwright, and translator. He has published novels and short stories and most recently adapted the musical Head Over Heels for the Broadway stage!

Magruder will be reading his work, followed by a Q and A, in the Downey House Lounge. Don't miss your chance to meet this master of the craft!

Magruder’s stories have appeared in New England Review, The Normal School, The Gettysburg Review, Bloom, Subtropics, and the anthologies Boy Crazy and New Stories from the Midwest, among others. His debut novel, Sugarless (University of Wisconsin Press), was a Lambda Literary Award finalist and was shortlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelists Award and the 2010 William Saroyan International Writing Prize. His first story collection, Let Me See It, appeared in June 2014 from TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press. (“There are few authors who write with as much sensitivity and tenderness as James Magruder; he has a way of finding something beautiful in the most heartbreaking moments . . . With sharp touches of humor, this is a marvel of a story.” —Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang).

Magruder is a four-time fellow of the MacDowell Colony. His writing has also been supported by the New Harmony Project, the Ucross Foundation, the Blue Mountain Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Sewanee Writers Conference, and the Jerome Foundation. In addition to his plays and fiction, he's taught translation and adaptation at the Yale School of Drama for many years.

His Three French Comedies (Yale University Press), was named an “Outstanding Literary Translation of the Year” by the American Literary Translators Association. Today, Magruder’s versions of Molière, Marivaux, Lesage, Labiche, Gozzi, Dickens, Hofmannsthal, and Giraudoux have been produced across the country. He also wrote the book for the much-loved Broadway musical Triumph of Love.

poster with images of books written by James Magruder
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