September 10, 2009                    

AMHERST, Mass.—Author Sigrid Nunez will read from her work at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street). Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is open to the public at no charge.

Nunez has published five novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, For Rouenna and, most recently, The Last of Her Kind. The New York Times described the last—which is set in the American counterculture of 1968—as “A remarkable novel … it startles and lingers long in the heart and the mind.” The Boston Globe called it “a brilliant, dazzling, daring novel. Nunez has taken the old American Dream and stood it on its head.”

Nunez’s work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including The New York Times, Harper’s, Tin House and The Believer. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships and lives and works in New York City. Her sixth novel will be published next year.
Every year, the Amherst College Creative Writing Center sponsors a reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. All events are wheelchair-accessible and followed by refreshments. For more information, please call 413/542-8200.