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Marina Budhos


Marina will have a reading by a professional actor of her work on October 10, 2013 at 7:30pm as part of the NJ Literary Artists Fellowship Showcase.

The reading will take place at
in the Chase Room
of the Madison Public Library
39 Keep Street
Madison, NJ 07940
Click here for directions

There is a suggested donation of $10. All tickets will be available at the door on the evening of the readings. No advanced ticket sales.

Watched will be performed by Jesse Gabriel and directed by James Glossman

Marina Budhos is an author of fiction and nonfiction for adults and young adults.  Her latest book, Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom & Science, co-authored with her husband Marc Aronson, was a 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist. She has published the young adult novels and Tell Us We’re Home, praised by the New York Times as “elevated by writing that is intelligent and earnestly passionate” and Ask Me No Questions, which has received numerous honors, including ALA Best Books and Notable, winner of the first James Cook Teen Book Award, NY Public Library Books for the Teenage, Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best, is taught in school districts throughout the country.  She has also published the adult novels The Professor of Light, House of Waiting, and a nonfiction book, Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers. Her short stories, articles, essays, and book reviews have appeared in publications such as The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, The Antigonish Review, The Literary Review, The Nation, Dissent, Marie Claire, Redbook, Travel & Leisure, Ms., Los Angeles Times, and in numerous anthologies.  Ms. Budhos is currently an associate professor of English at William Paterson University and  lives in Maplewood, New Jersey with her family.

Recommended Books by Marina:

Her favorite books:

My favorite ones are often books that I'm reading now. I was tremendously impressed with Khaled Hosseini's new novel And the Mountains Echoed.
The Lacuna
by Barbara Kingsolver
Waiting by Ha Jin

Books that have inspired or influenced her and ones she thinks people should just read :

Sula by Toni Morrison
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Waterland by Graham Swift
Cambridge by Caryl Phillips

Check out our 5 Questions with Marina Budhos interview.

Marina Budhos

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