UMF program features New York Times best-seller

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FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington’s bachelor of fine arts in creative writing program will present Jennifer Haigh as the next writer in its 2009-10 Visiting Writers Series.

Haigh will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, in The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center. The free and public reading will be followed by a book signing.

Haigh is the author of “Baker Towers,” a New York Times best-seller as well as the winner of a PEN/L.L. Winship Award to honor a New England writer.

Also included among her works is “Mrs. Kimble,” her first novel for which she won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction, and “The Condition,” which has been published in nine languages.

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Her short stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Granta, Five Points, The Saturday Evening Post and Good Housekeeping.

Haigh is a visiting writer-in-residence with the creative writing graduate program at University of Massachusetts Boston. She worked for Rodale Press as an editor and for Self magazine as a senior editor.

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