Francine Prose is the author of many bestselling books of fiction, including A Changed Man and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the nonfiction New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer. Her novel, Household Saints, was adapted for a movie by Nancy Savoca. Another novel, The Glorious Ones, has been adapted into a musical of the same name by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, which ran at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York City in the Fall of 2007. Her latest novel, Goldengrove, was published in September 2008. She is the president of PEN American Center. She lives in New York City.
Events: Francine Prose will be reading at Greenlight Bookstore on Friday, May 20th, at 7:30pm. She will also be interviewed by Leonard Lopate, in addition to reading from her new novel, at the Brooklyn Public Library on Saturday, May 21st at 4:00pm.
For the PEN festival, Francine Prose, Ernie Colón and Sid Jacobson discussed Anne Frank's diary, its impact on literature, history and society.