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A Reading by Elizabeth Hand
The acclaimed, genre-spanning writer reads from her work.
Monday, April 22, 2024
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
Photo credit: Judith Clute [A Reading by Elizabeth Hand] Novelist and short story writer Elizabeth Hand will read from new work at Bard College on Monday, April 22 at 4:00 pm in Weis Cinema, located in the Bertelsmann Campus Center. Hand is the author of over 20 genre-spanning, award-winning novels and collections of short fiction. Her most recent novel, A Haunting on the Hill, is an homage to Shirley Jackson’s classic The Haunting of Hill House and was commissioned by Jackson’s family. The reading, which is being presented as part of Bradford Morrow’s course on innovative contemporary fiction, is free and open to the public. 

A longtime critic and reviewer, Hand’s writing has also appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Boston Review, Salon, the Los Angeles Times, and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, among other outlets. Her noir novels featuring post-punk photographer and provocateur Cass Neary have been translated into myriad languages and are being developed for a TV series. Hand has been an instructor at writing workshops across the US and abroad, including Oxford and Pakistan, and is on the faculty at the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing. She divides her time between the Maine coast and North London, and is at work on Unspeakable Things, which is loosely inspired by Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca.

 
Praise for Elizabeth Hand
 
“Hand has a gift for the sensuous, evocative detail, and her descriptions are often simultaneously seductive and spooky.” —The New Yorker

A Haunting on the Hill is a love letter to Hill House and a very impressive tribute to Shirley Jackson. It is also a tremendous addition to Hand’s already outstanding, multi-genre oeuvre.” —Gabino Iglesias, NPR

“Only the brilliant Elizabeth Hand could so expertly honor Jackson’s rage, wit, and vision with a 21st century twist. The old place is as creepy, disorienting, and menacing as ever.” —Paul Tremblay

“To describe Elizabeth Hand as a mystery writer is to not have read another Elizabeth Hand book. Over decades, she has proved that she’s eclectic, genre-bending, and comfortable in fantasy and mystery, crime, myth, magic—and more.” —The Washington Post
 

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Monday, April 22, 2024
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Campus Center, Weis Cinema