Live from Prairie Lights: Julie Orringer

May 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books

Writers’ Workshop graduate Julie Orringer will read from her new novel, The Flight Portfolio, based on the true story of Vivian Fry’s attempt to save the work, and lives, of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust.

“Magnificent… Unforgettable . . . Brilliantly conceived, impeccably crafted, and showcasing Orringer’s extraordinary gifts, this is destined to become a classic.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Julie Orringer is the author of the novel The Invisible Bridge and the award-winning short-story collection How to Breathe Underwater, which was a New York Times Notable Book. She is the winner of The Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize for Fiction and the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Stanford University, and the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She lives in Brooklyn.