Monica Ferrell!

We’re always delighted to welcome writers to Unbound who excel in more than one idiom, and Monica Ferrell is one of these, recognized as both an accomplished poet and fiction writer.

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Monica is the author of three books of fiction and poetry, most recently the collection You Darling Thing (Four Way, 2018). Her novel The Answer Is Always Yes (Dial Press/Random House) was named one of Booklist's Top Ten Debut Novels of the Year. Her first collection of poems, Beasts for the Chase, was a finalist for the Asian American Writers Workshop Prize in Poetry and won the Sarabande Books Kathryn A. Morton Prize.

She has been recognized with residencies at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation and the MacDowell Colony, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, and a Discovery/The Nation Prize. She has taught fiction and poetry for the MFA Program at Columbia University, and is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Purchase College (SUNY). She was born in New Delhi, India, and lives with her husband and children in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

We can’t wait to welcome Monica to Columbia - especially because in addition to talking about her own work, she will be interviewing George Saunders at the Missouri Theatre on April 19.