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Acclaimed novelist will read her work

By From page A7 | May 14, 2013

Novelist Lynn Freed will be featured at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., as part of the Poetry Night Reading Series.

Freed is a South African writer and novelist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Ploughshares, Vogue, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The Atlantic Monthly, Tin House and The New Yorker. She has been awarded the inaugural Katherine Anne Porter Award for Fiction by The American Academy of Arts and Letters, and has received grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Guggenheim Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, among others.

Her short story “Sunshine” won the 2011 PEN/O. Henry Prize, the nation’s highest honor for short fiction, and her story “Ma: A Memoir” was performed on NPR’s “Selected Shorts.” Several of her novels, as well as her collection of stories, “The Curse of the Appropriate Man,” have appeared on The New York Times “Notable Books of the Year” list.

She lives in Northern California, and teaches at UC Davis.

Admission is free. For more information, visit www.poetryindavis.com.

Enterprise staff

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