The Program in Creative Writing, The Department of English, University of Florida, presents a reading
of new & published work by

Jill Ciment

8–9:30 PM
March 13, 2002

Keene Faculty Center, Dauer Hall
University of Florida

Jill Ciment was born in Montreal, Canada, and grew up in Southern California. She studied painting at California Institute of the Arts and received her Masters Degree in Creative Writing from the University of California, Irvine. She has taught creative writing and esthetics at Antioch University, Vassar College, Columbia University, Davidson College, and is presently a Guest Professor at the New School for Social Research. Her first book, Small Claims, a collection of short stories and novellas, was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, NY, and Krueger Verlag, Germany. “Astronomy,” one of the collection’s short stories, was awarded the Discovery Prize by Chanticleer Films/Columbia Pictures. It was made into a film for American Playhouse. Her second book, The Law of Falling Bodies, was published by Poseidon Press and Krueger Verlag. Her memoir, Half a Life, was published by Crown and Anchor. Her fourth book, Teeth of the Dog, was published by Crown and is forthcoming in Germany from Krueger. In 1985 and 1990, she received a McDowell Fellowship. In 1994, she was an Artist-in-Residence at Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic. She has been awarded both a National Endowment for the Arts and a New York State Fellowship for the Arts. In 1999, she was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts/ Japan Fellowship Prize. She is presently working on a new novel.