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Novelist Porochista Khakpour to Give W&L Glasgow Reading

— by on March 1st, 2010

Novelist Porochista Khakpour, who teaches fiction at Bucknell University, will give a reading for her work on Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in Room 345 in Elrod Commons at Washington and Lee University.

Khakpour’s debut novel, “Sons and Other Flammable Objects” (Grove/Atlantic) is a New York Times “Editor’s Choice,” Chicago Tribune’s “Fall’s Best” and 2007 California Book Award winner. It is out in paperback.

Khakpour’s writing has appeared in “The New York Times,” “The Village Voice,” “The Chicago Reader,” “Paper,” “Flaunt,” “Bidoun,” “Guernica,” nerve.com and FiveChapters.com, among others.

She has been awarded fellowships from The Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, Northwestern University, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Sewanee Writers’ Conference, The UCross Foundation and The Corporation of Yaddo.

Khakpour’s reading is sponsored by the Glasgow Endowment and is free and open to the public.