Poet and novelist Jennifer Clement will read from her work on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium. The event, sponsored by the Richard H. Thornton Endowment and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, is free with a reception and book signing to follow.
Clement is the fall 2009 Thornton Writer-in-Residence at LC, and is teaching a creative writing workshop. She has published eight books of fiction, poetry, and memoir, including The Poison That Fascinates.
Clement’s published works have been translated into 10 languages and have won international acclaim. The memoir, Widow Basquiat, made the “Booksellers’ Choice” list in the United Kingdom, and her story, A Salamander-Child, won theCanongate Prize in 2007.
She has also written many books of poetry including The Next Stranger and Lady of the Broom. Her work has appeared in several anthologies including The London Times and The American Poetry Review. Clement is also a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee. She lives in Mexico City and is president of PEN Mexico.