Jill Bialosky

reads from

The Prize:
A Novel

in conversation with JOAN WICKERSHAM

This event includes a book signing

Date

Sep
10
Thursday
September 10, 2015
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes poet, memoirist, and bestselling author JILL BIALOSKY and award-winning author JOAN WICKERSHAM for a reading from Bialosky's latest novel, The Prize.

Edward Darby has everything a man could hope for: meaningful work, a loving wife, and a beloved daughter. With a rising career as a partner at an esteemed gallery, he strives not to let ambition, money, power, and his dark past corrode the sanctuary of his domestic and private life. Influenced by his father, a brilliant Romantics scholar, Edward has always been more of a purist than an opportunist. But when a celebrated artist controlled by her insecurities betrays him, and another very different artist awakens his heart and stirs up secrets from his past, Edward will find himself unmoored from his marriage, his work, and the memory of his beloved father. And when the finalist of an important prize are announced, and the desperate artists maneuver to seek its validation, Edward soon learns that betrayal comes in many forms, and that he may be hurtling toward an act that challenges his own notions about what comprises a life worth living.

A compelling odyssey of a man unhinged by his ideals, The Prize is also an unflinching portrait of a marriage struggling against the corroding tide of time and the proximity to the treacherous fault line between art and money.

Jill Bialosky
Jill Bialosky

Jill Bialosky

Jill Bialosky is the author of four poetry collections, The Players, The End of Desire, Subterranean, a finalist for the James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and Intruder, a finalist for the 2009 Patterson Poetry Prize. She co-edited Wanting a Child and has written two novels, House Under Snow and The Life Room. Her most recent memoir, History of a Suicide: My Sister’s Unfinished Life was a New York Times bestseller, named one of the ten best works of nonfiction by Entertainment Weekly and a finalist for Books for A Better Life Award and an Ohioana Award. Her poems and essays have been published in many magazines including The New Yorker, The Nation, Redbook, O Magazine, Real Simple, Kenyon Review, Antioch Review, The New Republic, Paris Review, Poetry, and American Poetry Review. She lives in New York City.

Joan Wickersham
Joan Wickersham

Joan Wickersham

Joan Wickersham is the author of The News from Spain, The Suicide Index (a National Book Award finalist), and The Paper Anniversary. She is also a columnist for The Boston Globe and Architecture Boston. Her fiction has appeared in several magazines as well as The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She has received the Ploughshares Cohen Award for Best Short Story and has been awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. Joan currently teaches in the Bennington Writing Seminars and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.

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