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Award-winning author Gina Ochsner to visit Linfield

Linfield College will host award-winning author Gina Ochsner in a reading to discuss her latest book on post-Soviet life. The reading will be held Thursday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library.

Ochsner will read from her novel “The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight,” a book of post-Soviet lives which moves between the magical, the comical and the transcendent to portray a people who rely on dreams to defy the coming of neglect and termination.

Ochsner divides her time between writing and teaching with the Seattle Pacific Low-Residency MFA program. She has been awarded a John L. Simon Guggenheim grant as well as a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Glimmertrain and the Kenyon Review. Ochsner is the author of the short story collection “The Necessary Grace to Fall,” which received the Flannery O’Connor Award for short fiction and the story collection “People I Wanted to Be.” Both books are recipients of the Oregon Book Award.

The lecture is sponsored by the Linfield English Department and Friends of Nicholson Library. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, college librarian, at 503-883-2517, swhyte@linfield.edu.