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Nahal Ghanbari

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Nahal Ghanbari studies children's and youth literature, and spends a lot of time reading fiction or watching TV-series, preferably of the fantastic kind. She resides in Uppsala and likes to be opinionated. You can also find her at www.owlandpussycat.se

Author reading: Lyn Coffin - The First Honeymoon

Author reading: Lyn Coffin – The First Honeymoon

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 8th Oct at 10:00

Lyn Coffin is the award winning author of 30 books. Lyn will be reading stories from her short story collection “The First Honeymoon” which is being reissued by Iron Twine Press. The event is free and starts nice and early at 10:00 on Saturday 8th October.

”The edginess of Joyce Carol Oates; the ability, like John Updike, to extract human drama from the mundane, the suburban, the often-overlooked common experience; the twisting of form to the service of story, a la Alice Munro; the poeticism of Virginia Woolf; the quirk and off-beat humor of Richard Brautigan—all these elements come together in Lyn Coffin’s distinctive style.”

Lyn Coffin is an award-winning fiction writer, poet, playwright, and translator. More than 20 books of her writing have been published, and her plays have been presented internationally. Her short stories have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies, including the Best American Short Stories. Her translation of the Georgian national epic The Knight in the Panther Skin (the first English translation to preserve the meter, the metaphor and poetic sensibilities of the 12th century original) is available from Poezia Press in Tbilisi. Lyn has taught classes in fiction writing, poetry and translation at leading institutions and universities all over the world. Lyn holds an honorary PhD from the World Academy of Arts and Culture (UNICEF) ”for poetic excellence and her efforts on behalf of world peace”.

Visit Lyn Coffin’s website www.lyncoffin.com

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