Literature Program
 


Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

FREE

UB English Department & Hallwalls present

Lydia Millet

Exhibit X Fiction

Lydia Millet is the author of nine books, most recently the novel Magnificence (Fall 2012), a finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award, which was the last in a trilogy about extinction and loss. Her short story collection Love in Infant Monkeys, shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize, was also concerned with relationships between human and nonhuman animals. Milletis a writer and editor at the Center for Biological Diversity, which works to protect endangered species and curb climate change; she lives with her children in the desert outside Tucson, AZ.

 
 
 
Lydia Millet (Photo: Ivory Orchid Photography.)

 
 
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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.