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Visiting Writer Rachel Kushner to Give Public Reading at Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY—The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series at Ithaca College will host a reading by author Rachel Kushner on Thursday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Kushner’s most recent novel, “The Flamethrowers,” was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and named one of the top 10 books of the year by the New York Times. Her debut novel, “Telex from Cuba,” was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and winner of the California Book Award. Kushner is the first writer ever nominated for a National Book Award in fiction for her first two novels.

Kushner’s fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Paris Review, Believer, Artforum and Bookforum, among other publications. She was a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, and currently serves as an editor of Soft Targets, a journal of art, fiction and poetry.

For more information on the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, visit or contact Catherine Taylor, associate professor of writing, at