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Virginia Pye

A Discussion with Virginia Pye about Literary Undoing of Victoria Swann

Virginia Pye’s fourth book of fiction, The Literary Undoing of Victoria Swann (Regal House, October 2023), has been called “captivating and delicious,” by Margot Livesey; “witty, intelligent, and exuberant,” by Christopher Castellani; and “a book lover’s delight,” by Kerri Maher. Her story collection Shelf Life of Happiness won the 2019 Independent Publishers Gold Medal for Short Fiction. Her two post-colonial novels about Americans in early twentieth-century China, Dreams of the Red Phoenix and River of Dust, also received literary awards. Virginia’s essays have appeared in The New York TimesLiterary HubWriter’s DigestThe RumpusHuffington PostCleveland Plain-Dealer and elsewhere. She is fiction editor for the literary journal Pangyrus, and has taught writing at New York University, University of Pennsylvania, and at Grub Street Writing Center in Boston.

Date: 02/05/2024
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm