The author of the acclaimed novel O My Darling, Gaige was chosen by the
National Book Foundation for its “5 Under 35” program, recognizing the achievements of five first-time fiction writers each year.
Her second novel, The Folded World, published in 2007, was named ForeWord Book of the Year, best book of fiction in the Independent
Publisher Book Awards and one of the best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune.
Gaige is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a McDowell Colony Fellowship and a Baltic Writing Residency Fellowship.
The lecture is free and open to the public.