Novel discussion previews author's visit

For Immediate Release: March 16, 2015

BLOOMSBURG— In preparation for a visit from award-winning author Francesca Segal, Ferda Asya, professor of English, will lead a reading and discussion of the novel, “The Innocents,” on Tuesday, March 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Bakeless Center, room 306.

Segal’s visit will be held on Thursday, April 16. She will deliver a lecture, “Tea and Sympathy: On Being a British, Jewish, Woman Writer,” at 7:30 p.m. in McCormick Center, room 2303. Earlier in the day, Segal will conduct a question-and-answer session in Student Services Center 004, from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Segal joined her father, Eric Segal, author of the classic “Love Story,” as an accomplished novelist in 2013 when she published her debut novel, “The Innocents.” The book’s awards include the Costa First Novel Award, National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Betty Trask Award. As a journalist, Segal’s work has appeared in Granta, Newsweek, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Vogue UK and Vogue US.

Information about Segal and her novel can be found at www.francescasegal.com.

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