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Award-Winning Novelist Lydia Millet to Give Reading at Pomona College

As part of Pomona College’s Literary Series, Pulitzer Prize-nominated novelist Lydia Millet will give a reading from her work on Wednesday, April 11 at 4:15 p.m. in Crookshank Hall Room 108 (Pomona College, 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont).

Millet’s most recent book Ghost Lights (2011), praised by the Los Angeles Times as “A funny and haunting new novel from one of the most acclaimed novelists of her generation,” is about an IRS bureaucrat who suspects that his wife is cheating with her younger, more virile coworker.

Her collection of short stories, Love in Infant Monkeys (2009)—one of three finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize—pairs Thomas Edison and celebrities like Madonna with animals. The stories include one about an elephant Edison electrocuted, and another about Madonna shooting a pheasant.

Among Millet’s other books are My Happy Life, the winner of the 2003 PEN-USA Award; How the Dead Dream (2009); Oh Pure and Radiant Heart (2005) and Omnivores (1997).

For more information, contact: nancy.jugan@pomona.edu 0r (909) 607-2212.

Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, provides its students with a challenging curriculum in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and fine arts, and an unsurpassed environment for intellectual inquiry and growth. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.