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Elizabeth Eslami

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Elizabeth Eslami is the author of the story collection, Hibernate, for which she was awarded the 2013 Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction, and the novel Bone Worship (Pegasus, 2010). Her essays, short stories, and travel writing have appeared most recently in The Sun and Witness, and her work is featured in the anthologies Tremors: New Fiction By Iranian American Writers and Writing Off Script: Writers on the Influence of Cinema. She has taught in the MFA Programs at Manhattanville College and Indiana University, and she is currently the Hampton and Esther Boswell Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at DePauw University.

March 24th Reading and Q&A at Marietta College

I'm delighted to have the opportunity to speak with students at Marietta College on Thursday, March 24th.

If you're in the area, please join us in the evening when I'll be reading from Hibernate (and my new novel in progress!) and taking questions about the writing process and publishing. Open to the public.

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Published on March 20, 2016 06:53
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Bone Worship

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Hibernate: Stories

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The Longest Day of Her Life (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 23, 2011 12:38PM
Description: A Red Room Original article about a brave young woman who escapes the Middle East to build a new life.
Sour Milk (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 24, 2010 03:24PM
Description: A short story published in 52 Stories
An Essay from The Millions (Nonfiction)
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Description: An essay published in The Millions
Hibernators (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Published in The Minnesota Review, "Hibernators" is a short story about two people who decide to live underground.
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“I lay there knowing something eerie ties us to the world of animals. Sometimes the animals pull you backward into it. You share hunger and fear with them like salt in blood.”
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“Have you noticed how often it happens that a really good idea -- the kind of idea that looks, as it approaches, like the explanation for everything about everything -- tends to hover near at hand when you are thinking hard about something quite different? There you are, halfway into a taxi, thinking about the condition of the cartilage in the right knee joint, and suddenly, with a whirring sound, in flies a new notion looking for a place to light. You'd better be sure you have a few bare spots, denuded of anything like thought, ready for its perching, or it will fly away into the dark.”
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“It is not a simple life to be a single cell, although I have no right to say so, having been a single cell so long ago myself that I have no memory at all of that stage in my life.”
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Amir تازه‌ترین رویـدادهای جهان فرهنـگ و هنـر

هانیبال الخاص، نقاش نوگرای ایرانی درگذشت


منشور حقوق بشر کوروش پس از ۴۰ سال در ایران به نمایش همگانی درآمد


شش نامزد نهایی جایزه‌ی ادبی بوکر اعلام شدند


کلود شابرول، فیلم‌ساز برجسته‌ی فرانسوی درگذشت


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