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Reading by Ling Ma

Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 5:00pm

G70 Klarman Hall, Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium 232 Feeney Way, Ithaca, NY 14853

The Spring 2022 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series continues with a reading by fiction writer, Kirkus Prize winner, & alumna Ling Ma (MFA '15).

Ling Ma is the author of the critically acclaimed debut novel Severance, which won the Kirkus Prize for Fiction, the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Named a New York Times Notable Book and an NPR Best Book of 2018, it has been translated into seven languages. Ma's fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Granta, Playboy, Vice, Chicago Reader, Ninth Letter, Buzzfeed, and more. Her fellowships include a Whiting Award and an NEA creative writing fellowship. Ma was born in Sanming, China, and grew up in Utah and Kansas. She received her MFA from Cornell University. Prior to graduate school she worked as a journalist and editor. She has taught creative writing and English at Cornell University and the University of Chicago. She lives in Chicago.

Attendance Requirements
In-person attendance is open to the Cornell community: Cornell ID & mask REQUIRED
Livestream is open to all via Zoom:
Passcode: 039102

Books by Ling Ma will be available for purchase at the reading courtesy of Ithaca's local cooperative, Buffalo Street Books.

Book signing to follow.

This is the second event in the Spring 2022 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series.

Next event in the series: Reading by M. NourbeSe Philip on Thursday, April 14 at 5:00 pm.

This event is presented by the Department of Literatures in English / Creative Writing Program at Cornell University

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