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Wednesday, Sept. 23, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Indiana Writers Spotlight Night with Patricia Henley,
National Book Award Finalist
The New Yorker Fiction Prize Finalist
Patricia Henley’s first novel, Hummingbird House, was a finalist for The National Book Award and The New Yorker Fiction Prize. Filmmaker John Sayles called Hummingbird House “. . . deeply felt. . . a heartbreaking book.” Her second novel, In the River Sweet, was a Borders Original Voices selection. In addition, she is the author of two chapbooks of poetry, four short story collections, a stage play, and numerous essays. Her first book of stories, Friday Night at Silver Star, was the winner of the Montana First Book Award. Her other story collections include The Secret of Cartwheels, Worship of the Common Heart, New & Selected Stories, and Other Heartbreaks. In November 2019 Haywire Books published a 20th anniversary edition of Hummingbird House. Patricia lives in Maryland.
“It is impossible to read Hummingbird House without thinking of Hemingway.”—Indianapolis Star