Best-Selling Author Thrity Umrigar Addresses Fiction Writing at Geauga Public Library’s Geauga West Branch

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Thrity Umrigar visits the Geauga West Branch Wednesday, August 2nd, 7:00 p.m. to share why the bar for fiction is higher than the bar for real life. She is the best-selling author of a memoir and seven adult books including If Today Be Sweet, Bombay Time, and The Story Hour; she has also published a picture book entitled When I Carried You in My Belly. Umrigar is the Armington Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University and is a renowned journalist and critic.

Born in Bombay, India, Umrigar had literary success as a youth in India, as many of her early pieces were featured in national publications. Umrigar moved to the United States at the age of 21, where she was awarded a Nieman Fellowship to Harvard University. Her works have appeared in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Huffington Post, and her books have been published in over a dozen countries and translated into multiple languages. It is through these works that Umrigar says, “It is always my hope that by writing as specific and honest a novel as I can, I can illuminate some aspect of human behavior for my readers.” She’s won a Lambda Literary Award, the Cleveland Arts Prize, and the Seth Rosenberg Prize. She has also been a finalist for both the PEN/Beyond Margins award and the Society of Midland Authors award. This event is made possible by the generosity of the Geauga County Library Foundation. Tickets cost $10.00 and are available at all GCPL locations. Light refreshments. Mac’s Backs will be on-site to sell books.

This program is made possible by the generosity of the Geauga County Library Foundation.

About the Geauga County Public Library

The Geauga County Public Library includes four full-service branches in Bainbridge, Chardon, Chesterland (Geauga West) and Middlefield; two library stations housed in schools in Newbury and Thompson; two Bookmobiles that serve rural areas and community centers; a Lobby Stop vehicle; a car for home-bound patrons; and an administrative center where technical services, computer services, facilities and administrative functions reside. GCPL has more than 750,000 books and eBooks. The collection also contains more than 100,000 audio/video items and 400 research databases available through its website. GCPL is a member of the Clevnet consortium, giving patrons access to more than 12 million items. Learn more about the Geauga County Public Library at the GCPL website, Geauga County Public Library.

Pictured In Cover Photo: Thrity Umrigar visits the Geauga West Branch Wednesday, August 2nd, 7:00 p.m. to share why the bar for fiction is higher than the bar for real life. Tickets cost $10.00 and are available at all GCPL locations.

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