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The Art of the Short Story: Andrea Barrett on Natural History

Thursday, 7:00 pm EDT November 17, 2022

The Center for Fiction
& Livestreamed

In-person tickets include a $10 bookstore voucher, redeemable toward the featured event book on the night of the event. All registrants will receive a link to livestream the event.

To round out our season of fabulous short stories, National Book Award-winning author Andrea Barrett joins The Center for Fiction for a discussion of her new collection, Natural History—named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2022 by Literary Hub and the Millions. In Natural History, Andrea Barrett completes the beautiful arc of intertwined lives of a family of scientists, teachers, and innovators that she has been weaving through multiple books since her National Book Award-winning collection, Ship Fever. Gorgeously depicting connections between the natural world and the human heart, Barrett’s stories culminate to reveal how the smallest events of the past can have large reverberations across the generations.

Natural History - Eliana Cohen-Orth


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    Andrea Barrett

    Andrea Barrett

    Andrea Barrett is the author of nine previous works of fiction, including the National Book Award-winning Ship Fever and Pulitzer Prize finalist Servants of the Map. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an NEA Fellowship, as well as a finalist for the Story Prize and a recipient of the Rea Award for the Short Story. Having lived in Rochester, New York, and western Massachusetts, Barrett now resides in the Adirondacks.

    Photo Credit: Barry Goldstein