Acclaimed Writer Lucy Corin to Offer Reading and Discussion at UNC Asheville Nov. 8


Lucy Corin, the award-winning novelist and short-story writer, will read from and discuss her works at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 8 in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, in the Laurel Forum. This event is free and open to everyone.

Corin, who won a Rome Prize in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2012, earned this accolade on her Rome Prize citation from poet Louise Glück: “Unforgettable voices resist description. Lucy Corin sounds like no one; prickly, shrewd, faintly paranoid or furtive, witty and also savage, she has something of Paley’s gift for soliloquy combined with Dickenson’s passionate need to hold the world at bay, that sense of a voice emanating from a Skinner box.”

Corin is the author of two short-story collections, One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses and The Entire Predicament, and the novel Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls. She posts a public writer’s notebook with monthly entries at her website,

Her work also has appeared in journals including American Short Fiction, Ploughshares, Conjunctions, and Tin House Magazine, and in anthologies such as New American Stories.

Corin is professor of English at UC Davis where she is program director for the Creative Writing Program.  Corin was the Walter E. Dakin fellow at the Sewanee Writers' Conference in 2006, the Margaret Bridgman Fellow at Bread Loaf in 2008, and she won a 2016 creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

This event is sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program (WGSS) and the National Endowment for the Humanities professorship. For more information contact WGSS Director and Professor of English Lori Horvitz, or 828.251.6590.