Acclaimed fiction writer Anjali Sachdeva will visit W&J to read from her new collection of short stories, All the Names They Used for God. The reading is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Media Room of The Commons at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1. After the reading, Prof. Sachdeva will be available for questions and a book signing.
Sachdeva’s fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, Yale Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Literary Review, and Best American Nonrequired Reading, and her debut story collection, All the Names They Used for God, was published by Random House earlier this year. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has taught writing at the University of Iowa, Augustana College, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Pittsburgh. She also worked for six years at the Creative Nonfiction Foundation, where she was Director of Educational Programs. She has hiked through the backcountry of Canada, Iceland, Kenya, Mexico, and the United States, and spent much of her childhood reading fantasy novels and waiting to be whisked away to an alternate universe. Instead, she lives in Pittsburgh, which is pretty wonderful as far as places in this universe go.