Pulitzer Prize-winning poet to attend Taipei book fair

Taipei Times
By: Central News Agency

The Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Robert Hass will be among the authors attending the 2016 Taipei International Book Exhibition, which is scheduled to kick off Feb. 16.

Hass, who was poet laureate of the United States from 1995-1997, will take part in a talk at the fair Feb. 18 with his poet wife Brenda Hillman, according to the Taipei Book Fair Foundation.

Hass’s poetry collection “Time and Materials” won the 2007 National Book Award and shared the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Hillman’s poetry collection “Practical Water” won the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for poetry.

Other international authors that will attend the fair include bestselling Polish fantasy author Andrzej Sapkowski, known for his series “The Witcher,” New Zealand illustrator Donovan Bixley, and award-winning Israeli writer Etgar Keret.     [FULL  STORY]

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