April 12, 2012
Contact: University Relations
The University of Baltimore's M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts Reading Series will present an evening with Janet Silver, acclaimed literary agent and a veteran editor with Houghton Mifflin and now the literary director for Zachary Shuster Harmsworth, on Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in the Hilda and Michael Bogomolny Room in UB's Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
This is a rare opportunity to meet a seasoned and highly accomplished agent and learn how books get published. Silver brings more than 30 years of experience as an editor and publishing executive to her work as an agent. She joined ZSH after 25 years at Houghton Mifflin, where she was vice president and publisher.
At Houghton Mifflin, Silver edited works by such celebrated authors as Philip Roth, Tim O'Brien, Cynthia Ozick and Jonathan Safran Foer. She also discovered many acclaimed debut authors, including Jhumpa Lahiri, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Her agency clients include award-winning writers of literary fiction and nonfiction, many of whom specialize in memoir, biography, history, science and philosophy. Their work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine and elsewhere. Among the writers Janet represents are Monique Truong, bestselling author of The Book of Salt, winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and Cheryl Strayed, author of the recently published memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.
The series is sponsored by the Hearst Visiting Scholars Fund and the Klein Family Fund. For information, call 410.837.6022 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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