Monday, April 11, 2011

Christoph Keller and Jan Heller Levi Read New Work

The MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation
Reading Series Spring 2011
Christoph Keller and Jan Heller Levi Read New Work
Wednesday April 27, 6:30 pm
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 4th Floor, Klapper Hall

Christoph Keller is a Swiss-born, New York City-based novelist, memoirist, playwright and essayist. His memoir Der beste Tänzer (The Best Dancer) spent six weeks on the Swiss bestseller list and was translated into English in 2008. Thrice, he has been awarded the Pro Helvetia grant, the Swiss equivalent of an NEA grant. In the US, Keller’s work in multiple genres has appeared in The Paris Review, Gobshite Quarterly, Two Lines, The Means, Failbetter Absinthe, New European Writing and Threepenny Review, among others. He is currently working on his first novel in English, River Madness. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, the poet Jan Heller Levi.

Jan Heller Levi is the author of two books of poetry, Once I Gazed at You in Wonder, (winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets) and Skyspeak. She is also the editor of A Muriel Rukeyser Reader, consulting editor on the 2005 re-issue of The Collected Poems of Muriel Rukeyser, and co-editor, with Sara Miles, of Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems of June Jordan. Levi is married to the Swiss-born novelist and playwright Christoph Keller; and makes her home in New York City, where she is a member of the faculty of the MFA Program at Hunter College.

A reception will follow the reading, and books will be for sale.
Contact MFA Director Nicole Cooley at for more