Word Thursdays – Alice Lichtenstein
June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alice Lichtenstein (Oneonta, NY) graduated from Brown University and received her MFA from Boston University. She has received a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in Fiction and has twice been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony. Her first novel, The Genius of the World (Zoland Books, 2000), a Booksense 76 selection in paperback fiction, received favorable reviews, most notably in The New York Times Book Review and on National Public Radio. Lost (Scribner, 2010) received rave reviews, including, The Boston Globe, The St.-Louis Dispatch, The Buffalo News and Good Housekeeping. People Magazine touted Lost as a “Great Read”; Alan Cheuse, reviewing for NPR’s “All Things Considered,” called Lost, “a novel that delivers much reading pleasure.” Lost appeared in audio-book and ebook formats and was translated into Chinese. In 2011, Lost was a long-list Finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Alice’s third novel, The Crime of Being, is forthcoming from Upper Hand Press, November 2019. In addition to the above, Lichtenstein’s short stories have appeared in several literary journals. Most recently, Revision, in Narrative Magazine (Fall 2018); Dead Friends, (selected by Elizabeth Graver) in Post Road (Winter, 2010) and White Ladies in Short Story (Spring, 2010). These stories were nominated for Pushcart Prize Awards. Lichtenstein also received the Barbara Deming Memorial Grant Award for Fiction. Alice lives in Oneonta, New York, where she teaches fiction-writing at Hartwick College, and in Surry, Maine.