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Evenings with an Author: Vanessa Manko on her novel in progress, A Question of Illumination
25 April 2018 @ 19 h 30 min
Visiting Fellow Vanessa Manko, with us from mid-April to mid-May, speaks about her novel-in-progress, a work of historical fiction about stage lighting pioneer and dancer Loie Fuller.
About the author
Vanessa Manko is the author of The Invention of Exile/ She earned her MFA from Hunter College where she was the recipient of a Hertog Fellowship. Her work has appeared in Granta, The New York Times Magazine, The Barnes & Noble Review and on NPR’s Selected Shorts. She has taught writing at Wesleyan University, NYU and SUNY Purchase. She is the author of the 2014 novel The Invention of Exile, and is at work on a novel called A Question of Illumination, inspired by the life of Loie Fuller, the late 19th-century modern dancer in Paris.