Sena Naslund Panel at the Louisville Conference February 20-22

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Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900
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Sena Jeter Naslund has served as Poet Laureate of Kentucky and is currently Writer in Residence at the University of Louisville. She is author of the epic novel Ahab's Wife: or, The Star-Gazer, published by William Morrow in 1999; and Four Spirits, released in 2003 and nominated for a Pulitizer Prize. A New York Times critic offered highest praise to this "unusally fine" book, declaring: "It's as though Virginia Woolf went down to Birmingham to cover the civil rights struggle." Naslund's earlier works include Ice Skating at the North Pole and The Animal Way to Love (1989), Sherlock in Love (1993), and a collection of short stories, The Disobedience of Water, (1999). After the publication of Ahab's Wife, the author was awarded the Harper Lee Prize for lifetime achievement in fiction, the Alabama Library Assocation Award for Fiction, the Lenore Heasley Prize, and the Hall-Waters Prize.

Naslund's more recent novels include Abundance, A Novel of Marie Antoinette and Adam and Eve. Her latest book, The Fountain of St. James Court: A Portrait of the Artist As an Old Woman was just released on 17 September 2013.

If you would like to present a paper in a panel on Naslund's work for the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, please forward a 300-word abstract by 10/20/13 to: The conference will be held at the University of Louisville, February 20-22, 2014.