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Graber, Truong to read, Oct. 24

Poet Kathleen Graber and novelist Monique Truong, both visiting Hodder Fellows at Princeton this year, will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Graber is the author of  "Correspondence" and the winner of the 2005 Saturnalia Poetry Prize. She is a recipient of a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship.

Truong is the author of  "The Book of Salt," which was published in 2003 and has garnered numerous awards, including the Bard Fiction Prize, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award and the Asian American Literary Award. She is a co-editor of the anthology "Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry and Prose."

Both are spending the year at Princeton under the Hodder Fellows program, which brings humanists of exceptional promise to campus to pursue independent projects. Graber will teach an introduction to poetry course this spring and is working on a second collection of poetry. Truong will teach an introduction to fiction course this spring and is working on her second novel, “Bitter in the Mouth.”

The event is part of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series sponsored by the Program in Creative Writing.

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