Fiction Writers Joan Silber and Lily Tuck to Speak Sept. 8

Sunset Reading Series opens at Chapel Restoration

Sunset Readings, a not-for-profit organization focused on bringing literary programs to the community, presents an event at 4 p.m. Sunday Sept. 8, featuring fiction writers Joan Silber and Lily Tuck, at The Chapel Restoration.

sunset posterSilber was raised in New Jersey and received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied writing with Grace Paley. She moved to New York after college and has made it her home ever since. She holds an M.A. from New York University.

Silber’s new book of fiction, Fools, was published in spring 2013 by Norton. Her first book, the novel Household Words, was published in 1980 and won the PEN/Hemingway Award. She has published five other books of fiction, In the City, In My Other Life, Lucky Us, Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories, finalist for the National Book Award and the Story Prize, and The Size of the World, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Prize in Fiction and one of the Seattle Times’ ten best books of fiction of 2008.

Born in Paris, Tuck’s new book, The House at Belle Fontaine, 2013, was published by Atlantic Monthly Press. She is the author of four previous novels: Interviewing Matisse, or the Woman Who Died Standing Up; The Woman Who Walked on Water; Siam, or the Woman Who Shot a Man, which was nominated for the 2000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction; and The News from Paraguay, winner of the National Book Award. She is also the author of the biography Woman of Rome: A Life of Elsa Morante.

Sunset Reading Series presents T.C. Boyle in a special event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. The Chapel Restoration is located at 45 Market St., Cold Spring. Visit

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