We’re excited to announce that a new novel by Daphne Kalotay (Fiction 1994), will be released by Harper on May 21, 2013. Sight Reading “chronicles the collateral damage three classical musicians inflict on the people who love them” (Kirkus). In a starred review for Booklist, Michele Leber writes that “Kalotay celebrates art in general, even considering what it is and isn’t, in prose that is brisk and concise as well as sensuous and sumptuous.” Sight Reading is now available for pre-order.
This month’s Poets & Writers also features an article by Daphne titled “The Calm Before the Calm: Silence and the Creative Writer.” You can find the article, in which she praises quietude even after publication, in the May/June issue on newsstands now.
For those in the Boston area, Daphne will be giving two readings later this month: May 28 at Harvard Bookstore, and May 29 at Newtonville Books.
Daphne Kalotay (Fiction 1994) is the author of the novel Russian Winter, which won the Writers’ League of Texas Fiction Award and has been published in twenty languages, and the fiction collection Calamity and Other Stories, which was short-listed for the Story Prize. A MacDowell fellow, Daphne holds a PhD in modern and contemporary literature and an MA in creative writing, both from Boston University, and has received fellowships from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, Yaddo, and the Bogliasco Foundation. She has taught literature and creative writing at Boston University, Skidmore College, Middlebury College, and Grub Street. Copresident of the Boston chapter of the Women’s National Book Association, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.