Marie-Helene Bertino: Safe As Houses

Monday October 1, 2012
07:00 pm

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Part 2



To celebrate the publication day of her 2012 Iowa Short Fiction Prize-winning collection Safe As Houses, 2011 Center for Fiction Emerging Fellow Marie-Helene Bertino read from the book Jim Shepard called "hilarious and heartbreaking and wildly inventive." Consistently unpredictable, always quirky, sometimes well-accessorized, Marie-Helene served refreshments and took questions. She was joined for the Q & A by author and One Story editor Hannah Tinti.

Find out more about Safe As Houses here.

Marie-Helene Bertino's collection of short stories, Safe As Houses, received The 2012 Iowa Short Fiction Award, judged by Jim Shepard, and will be published October 1, 2012. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Pushcart Prize Anthology XXXIII, North American Review, Mississippi Review, Inkwell, The Indiana Review, American Short Fiction, Five Chapters, West Branch, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading and Mississippi Review's 30 (an anthology of 30 years of publishing).  She has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize three times, receiving the award in 2007 and a Special Mention in 2011. She hails from Philadelphia and lives in Brooklyn, where for six years she was the Associate Editor of One Story. She has taught for The Gotham Writer's Workshop and One Story's Emerging Writer's Workshop and was an Emerging Writer Fellow at NYC's Center for Fiction. If you like her, click here:  If you like her like her, buy her a trumpet or give her a drum.