The Friends of the South End Library (FOSEL) resumes its series The South End Writes on Tuesday, February 25 with the acclaimed author, Michael Lowenthal who will read from his latest novel, The Paternity Test. One of the first novels about a gay couple trying to save a marriage by having a baby, it explores the universal pitfalls that any such couple would face plus the the particular complications that involve surrogacy and love in a time of pioneering realities.
Michael Lowenthal is the author of three previous novels, Charity Girl (2007), Avoidance (2002) and The Same Embrace (1998). His short stories have appeared in Tin House, the Southern Review, the Kenyon Review, and Esquire.com, and have been widely anthologized, in such volumes as Lost Tribe: Jewish Fiction from the Edge, Bestial Noise: The Tin House Fiction Reader, and Best New American Voices 2005. He has also written nonfiction for the New York Times Magazine, Boston Magazine, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Out, and many other publications.
The Boston-based writer has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf and Wesleyan writers’ conferences, the MacDowell Colony, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and the Instituto Sacatar. Lowenthal has also been awarded Lynchburg College’s Thornton Residency and the James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists’ Prize. He has taught creative writing at Boston College and Hampshire College, and since 2003 has been a core faculty member in the low-residency MFA program at Lesley University.
The South End Library is located at 685 Tremont Street, Boston. http://www.friendsofsouthendlibrary.org
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