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The Seven Hills School 31st BOOKS FOR LUNCH is honored to announce our author for 2017 -
Thrity Umrigar is the best-selling author of the novels Bombay Time, The Space Between Us, If Today Be Sweet, The Weight of Heaven, The World We Found and The Story Hour. She is also the author of the memoir, First Darling of the Morning. Her books have been translated into several languages and published in over fifteen countries. A recipient of the Nieman fellowship to Harvard, she has written for the Washington Post, the Huffington Post and the Boston Globe. A winner of the Cleveland Arts Prize, she is the Armington Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University. Her new novel, Everybody’s Son and her first children’s book, When I Carried You in My Belly, will both be published in 2017. Thrity’s novel, The Story Hour has been chosen as a “Choose to Read Ohio” Book for 2017 and 2018.
Thrity was born in Bombay, India and came to the U.S. when she was 21. As a Parsi child attending a Catholic school in a predominantly Hindu country, she had the kind of schizophrenic and cosmopolitan childhood that has served her well in her life as a writer. After earning a M.A. in journalism in the U.S., Thrity worked for several years as an award-winning reporter, columnist and magazine writer. She also earned a Ph.D. in English. In 1999, Thrity won a one-year Nieman Fellowship to Harvard University, which is given to mid-career journalists. While at Harvard, Thrity wrote her first novel, Bombay Time. In 2002 she accepted a teaching position at Case Western Reserve University, where she is now the Armington Professor of English. She also does occasional freelance pieces for national publications and has written for the Washington Post and the Boston Globe’s book pages. Thrity is active on the national lecture circuit and has spoken at book festivals such as the L.A. Festival of Books, the Tuscon Book Festival and the Miami Book Fair International; at universities such as MIT, Harvard University, and Spelman College; and at literary societies, civic and business organizations and public libraries all across the country.
|SPECIAL BOOK OFFER! |
Read one (or all!) of Thirty Umigar books and support Books for Lunch at the same time! Thanks to our retail partner for this event, The Bookshelf (located in Madeira), Books for Lunch 2017 will receive 20% of the cover price. Click here for a list of Umigar's books and an order form from The Seven Hills School Spirit Shop.
Books For Lunch: Friday Feb 3rd, 2017
|2017 BOOKS FOR LUNCH CO-CHAIRS|
Maria Kalomenidou and Ingrid Handl-Geiger
|2017 BOOKS FOR LUNCH COMMITTEE|
The 2017 Books for Lunch Committee is planning an amazing 2-day literary and social event with author Thrity Umrigar.
Allison Caller, Julie Duncan, Amy Francis, Lisa Lukas, Kristin Medlin. Shelly Smith
Marlene Baer, Karla Dejean