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Piyali Battacharya and Justin Quarry Reading

Thursday, November 15, 2018,

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  • Location: Buttrick Hall • 390 24th Ave S • Nashville, TN 37240
  • Room: 101

Sponsored by the Department of English, Vanderbilt Creative Writing

  Gertrude & Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series

Piyali Bhattacharya is Writer-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University where she writes and teaches fiction and nonfiction. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, Literary Hub, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic and elsewhere. She is editor of the anthology Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion (Aunt Lute Books, 2016). The book was awarded gold medals from the Independent Publisher Book Award and the Next Generation Indie Book Award, in addition to receiving a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and being named an "Asian American Literary Achievement of 2016" by NBC. 
Justin Quarry is a graduate of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Virginia, where he was a Henry Hoyns Fellow. His short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including TriQuarterly, The Southern Review, New England Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Sou'wester, CutBank, and The Normal School, which awarded him the Normal Prize in Fiction. He is also the recipient of the Robert Olen Butler Short Fiction Prize, a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation, and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission, among other honors. He currently teaches at Vanderbilt University