UMF program features New York Times best-seller


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.

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.