Xhenet Aliu

Xhenet Aliu  Brass book cover


Thursday, April 16 – Cancelled

Workshop
10–11 am
Emy Frentz Gallery | 523 S 2nd St., Mankato

Craft Talk
3–4 pm
Room 245, Centennial Student Union | Minnesota State University, Mankato
Books will be available for purchase.

Reading
7:30–8:30 pm
Room 245, Centennial Student Union | Minnesota State University, Mankato
Real-time captioning will be provided.
Books will be available for purchase.

Xhenet Aliu’s novel, Brass, was published by Random House in 2018 and was long-listed for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Book Prize. Her debut fiction collection, Domesticated Wild Things, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction.  A native of Waterbury, Connecticut, whose brass industry attracted large waves of Eastern European immigrants before the demise of the factories in the 1970s and ’80s, she was born to an Albanian father and a Lithuanian American mother. She teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.