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Gaitskill to Join Trias Series

As part of the Trias Residency Reading Series, writer Mary Gaitskill will read selections of her recent work on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library.

Gaitskill most recently authored “Don’t Cry,” a collection of stories, in 2009. Her novel 2005 “Veronica,” which narrates the single day of a former fashion model as she ruminates on life, youth and a friend who recently died of AIDS, was a National Book Award Nominee. Gaitskill also penned the compilation of short stories “Because They Wanted To,” which was nominated for the prestigious PEN/Faulkner Award in 1998.

Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, Esquire, “The Best American Short Stories (1993),” and “The O. Henry Prize Stories (1998).” Her story “Secretary,” part of her collection “Bad Behavior,” was the basis for the 2002 film of the same name. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Gaitskill teaches creative writing at Syracuse University.

The Trias Residency Reading Series is supported by The Peter Trias Endowed Fund for Poetry and Creative Writing. This valuable fund was established through a generous bequest from Peter J. Trias ’70.