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Author Katherine Vaz to Read in Herndon Gallery Nov. 8

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – October 13, 2010 –The Antioch Review will present a reading by author Katherine Vaz at at 7 p.m., November 8, in the Herndon Gallery.

Vaz, a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Fiction at Harvard University and a 2006-7 Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, is the author of Saudade, which received critical acclaim as the first contemporary novel from a major New York publisher about Portuguese-Americans. Barnes & Noble included it in its Discover Great New Writers series. Vaz is also the author of the novel Mariana; the collection Fado & Other Stories; and her new collection of short stories, Our Lady of the Artichokes and Other Portugese-American Stories.

Our Lady of the Artichokes won the 2007 Prairie Schooner Book Prize and two of the stories were shortlisted in Best American Short Stories. Vaz's short stories have been published in the The Antioch Review, The Malahat Review, Tin House, The Iowa Review, Triquarterly, Gettysburg Review, Nimrod, The American Voice, Other Voices, The Sun, Kalliope, Black Ice Confrontation, Five Points, and Pleiades.

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The Antioch Review, founded in 1941 at Antioch College, is one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America. It publishes fiction, essays, and poetry from both emerging as well as established authors. Authors published in its pages are consistently included in Best American anthologies and Pushcart prizes. The Review continues to serve our readers and our authors and to encourage others to publish the “best words in the best order.”

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