Lucy Ferriss will read from her most recent novel, The Lost Daughter, on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m., in the Events Barn. Part of the English and Creating Department spring reading series, the reading is free and open to the public.
Ferriss received her Ph.D. from Tufts University in 1995 and is currently the writer-in-residence at Trinity College. She is the author of nine books including her memoir Unveiling the Prophet: The Misadventures of a Reluctant Debutante, named 2006 Best Book by a Local Author by St. Louis’ Riverfront Times; Nerves of the Heart, a finalist in the 2000 Peter Taylor Prize competition; and the collection Leaving the Neighborhood and Other Stories, winner of the Mid-List First Series Award in 2000.
Ferriss’ short fiction and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Missouri Review, Shenandoah, Michigan Quarterly Review and Georgia Review, and have received recognition from such organizations as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Faulkner Society, the Fulbright Commission and the George Bennett Fund.