Mary Gaitskill will read on November 12, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the De Sève Cinema at Concordia University.
Award-winning author Mary Gaitskill is the author of the novels Two Girls, Fat and Thin, and Veronica (nominated for the 2005 National Book Award, National Critic’s Circle Award, and L.A. Times Book Award) and of the story collections Bad Behavior and Because They Wanted To (nominated for the PEN/Faulkner in 1998). Her newest collection is Don’t Cry (2009): “Written with her distinctive, uncanny combination of bluntness and high lyricism, Don’t Cry takes its place among artworks of great moral seriousness” (Bomb Magazine). Her story “Secretary” was the basis for the feature film of the same name starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader. Gaitskill’s stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. She has taught at U-C Berkeley, the University of Houston, New York University, Brown University and Syracuse University.