On Thursday, Nov. 3, writer Jaimy Gordon will come to Hope College as part of the Fall 2011 edition of the Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series. Gordon, a professor at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, graduated from Antioch College in 1966. She completed her Master of Arts and her Doctor of Arts at Brown University. She has written poetry, masque, and translations, though her fiction has received the most attention. She has published four novels: She Drove Without Stopping, Shamp of the City-Solo, Bogeywoman and Lord of Misrule. Gordon received the Academy-Institute Award for She Drove Without Stopping, and in 2000, the Los Angles Times placed Bogeywoman on its best books list. Lord of Misrule, her most recent novel, won the 2010 National Book Award for fiction.
Gordon will read selections of her writing at 7 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre downtown on Nov. 3. A live jazz performance preceding the reading beings at 6:30 p.m.
— Bethany Stripp, Library Student Blogger