“Portuguese Women in the United States”
Arte Institute is pleased to present a talk with writer Katherine Vaz, professor Deolinda Adão and poet Glória de Melo at Rutgers University (Paul Robeson Campus Center, Dance Theater, 3rd floor (350, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Newark, NJ)), on October 21 at 6.30 pm.
Katherine Vaz (Writer)
Katherine Vaz has been a Briggs-Copeland Fellow in Fiction at Harvard University and Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. This fall she is the Harman Fellow in Fiction at Baruch College. She’s the author of two novels, SAUDADE (a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection) and MARIANA, published in six languages and picked by the Library of Congress as one of the Top 30 International Books of 1998. Her collection FADO & OTHER STORIES won a Drue Heinz Literature Prize and OUR LADY OF THE ARTICHOKES won a Prairie Schooner Award. Her children’s stories have appeared in anthologies by Viking, Penguin, and Simon and Schuster, and her short fiction has appeared in many magazines. She lives in New York City.
She’s the first Portuguese-American to have her work recorded by the Library of Congress (Hispanic Division). Other honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a citation as a Portuguese-American Woman of the Year, an appointment to the six-person Presidential Delegation (Clinton) to the World’s Fair/Expo 98 in Lisbon.