Sarah Blake: Petrou Writer in Residence 2011-2012
The department welcomes Sarah Blake, author THE POSTMISTRESS (2010), as Petrou Writer in Residence for 2011-2012.
Blake's other publications include the novel Grange House (2000), an artist book, Runaway Girls (1997), and a chapbook of poems, Full Turn (1989). To learn more about her work, visit her website: http://www.sarahblakebooks.com/
Her current novel, The Postmistress, has been met with wide-spread acclaim. It has, at this writing, spent 33 weeks on the NPR Paperback Fiction Bestseller List (see more NPR coverage here) and has been nominated for an Audie, a "best book" from the Audio Publishers Association.
As Writer in Residence, Blake is teaching a master class to MFA students during the fall semester. She will continue to serve as a mentor and reader for these students through the spring semester as they prepare for their masters' defenses. In addition, she will read from her work during the spring semester.
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