In-conversation: Carolyn Ferrell and Kathleen Hill


Open to the public

/ Thursday


This in-person event is open to current students, faculty, and staff. Other members of the SLC community are welcome to view the event on Zoom by registering here.

Carolyn Ferrell '84 is the author of the novel, Dear Miss Metropolitan, and the short-story collection, Don’t Erase Me, which was awarded the Art Seidenbaum Award of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize program, the John C. Zacharis Award given by Ploughshares, and the Quality Paperback Book Prize for First Fiction. She has also received grants from the Fulbright Association, German Academic Exchange (DAAD), City University of New York MAGNET Program, and National Endowment for the Arts. Ferrell’s stories have ​been anthologized in the 1994, 2018, and 2020 volumes of Best American Short Stories and The Best American Short Stories of the Century, among other places​.She teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York with her husband and children. 

Kathleen Hill until recently taught in the MFA Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Her novel Still Waters in Nigerwas named a Notable Book of the Year byThe New York Times, Los Angeles Times,andChicago Tribune;the French translation,Eaux Tranquilles, was shortlisted for the Prix Femina Etranger. Who Occupies This House, a second novel, was named an Editors’ Choice atThe New York Times. Her work has appeared inBest American Short Stories, Best Spiritual Writing, Pushcart Prize XXV,andThe Pushcart Book of Short Stories. Her recent memoir,She Read to us in the Late Afternoons, received the Silver Nautilus Award.