Speaker - Leah Hager Cohen

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Leah Hager Cohen is the author of four works of nonfiction, including Train Go Sorry and Glass, Paper, Beans, and four novels, most recently The Grief of Others, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize, a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and named a New York Times Notable Book as well as a best book of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle, Kirkus Reviews, the Washington Post and the Globe and Mail.

In fall 2013, Riverhead will publish I Don't Know, an exploration of the reasons we struggle to admit ignorance, and of what happens when we do. And in early 2014, Riverhead will publish Cohen's fifth novel, No Book But the World.

Cohen is the Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross and teaches on the faculty of Lesley University's MFA Program in Creative Writing.
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