On Penelope Fitzgerald: Roundtable with Hermione Lee, Margot Livesey, Alexander Chee & Ellis Avery

Called "the finest British writer alive" by The Los Angeles Times and "the mistress of the hint of the sublime" by The New York TimesPenelope Fitzgerald (1916-2000) began publishing at the age of fifty-eight and produced nine novels and three biographies by the time of her death at eighty-three. Her third novel, Offshore, won the Booker Prize in 1979, while her final novel, The Blue Flower, was named Book of the Year by nineteen British newspapers in 1995 and won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1997.


Please join Hermione Lee, the acclaimed biographer of Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf, and award-winning novelists Ellis AveryAlexander Chee, and Margot Livesey, in celebrating the life and writing of Penelope Fitzgerald at an event that showcases Lee's masterful new biography, Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life. Avery, Livesey, and Chee will also read and discuss their favorite selections from Fitzgerald's work.

Event Time & Date

Date: Past Event
Location: The Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium