Paul HardingPaul Harding is the author of two novels about multiple generations of a New England family: Enon (Random House, 2013) and Tinkers (Bellevue Literary Press, 2009), which won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the PEN/American Robert W. Bingham Prize. In an interview with Publishers Weekly, Harding has said that he is “interested in the greater whole of which we are a part, but cannot perceive. That makes death an interesting threshold. It fascinates me in the context of our mortality.”
Harding was a fiction fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA and has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Harvard University, and Grinnell College. Before becoming a writer, Harding played drums in the rock band Cold Water Flat, with which he toured North America and Europe several times and recorded two albums. Harding has a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Currently, he lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.
Check out Paul reading from his book, Enon here!
Read an excerpt from Tinkers here!
“[A] major voice in American fiction.” —Chicago Tribune
“[Harding’s] prose is steeped in a visionary, transcendentalist tradition that echoes Blake, Rilke, Emerson, and Thoreau.” —The New Yorker
“Harding is a superb stylist.” —Entertainment Weekly
- Thursday, April 14 7:00pm