A resident of New Rochelle, NY, Ms. Ozick is equally admired for her collected essays (including Art & Ardor, Metaphor & Memory and Fame & Folly) as for her works of fiction (including The Messiah of Stockholm, The Shawl, and The Puttermesser Papers).
Some of her numerous awards are the American Academy of Arts and Letters Straus Living Award, four O. Henry First Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her books have also been short-listed for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Her latest work is a collection of essays, Quarrel and Quandary, just published this fall by Alfred A. Knopf. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy one of Westchester’s great gifts to the literary world.
Bette Pesetsky is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. She is the author of two short story collections, Stories Up to A Point and Confessions of a Bad Girl. Her stories have appeared in Paris Review, The New Yorker, Vogue, Ontario Review, and other magazines. She is also the author of five novels: Author from a Savage People, Digs, Midnight Sweets, The Late Night Muse, and Cast a Spell. The New York Times listed all of her books as Notable Books of their respective years. Midnight Sweets was also listed by the Los Angeles Times as one of the five best novels of 1987. She has taught at the Iowa Writers Workshop, University of California, Wichita University, St. Lawrence University and most recently was Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Miami. She is currently working on a novel about women's suffrage in New York at the turn of the century. Ms. Pesetsky lives in Dobbs Ferry, NY.
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This series made possible in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Westchester Arts Council with funds from Westchester County Government, corporations and individuals and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. Additional funding provided by The Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation.