Reading by Paul Harding (Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist)

The Writers Series is hosted by the MFA Program in Writing
April 13, 2012, 6:00–7:30 pm

Note: Eleven/Eleven launch party following talk (7:30-10 p.m.)
150 De Haro at 15th Street

Free and open to the public
More info: Teresa Walsh,

Please note the special time for this event.

"The most memorable parts of Harding’s novel may be his depiction of a nineteenth-century landscape complete with mule-drawn carts and 'frozen wood so brittle that it rang when you split it.' In Harding’s skillful evocation, Crosby’s life, seen from its final moments, becomes a mosaic of memories, 'showing him a different self every time he tried to make an assessment.'" -- The New Yorker

About Paul Harding

Paul Harding (born 1967) is an American musician and author, best known for his debut novel Tinkers (2009) that won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 2010 PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers. Read more »

Tinkers has been recognized as one of the best debut fiction books of 2009 on the lists of the New Yorker, National Public Radio, San Francisco Chronicle, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and!

The novel also was a finalist for the 2009 LA Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, the 2010 Indies Choice Award for Book of the Year -- Adult Debut, and The Center for Fiction First Novel Award.

Paul Harding has an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has taught writing at Harvard and the University of Iowa. He lives near Boston with his wife and two sons.

Read "Mr. Cinderella: From Rejection Notes to the Pulitzer," published in the New York Times »