Visiting Writer: Rikki Ducornet

Rikki Ducornet is the author of nine novels, including Netsuke, Gazelle, and The Fan Maker’s Inquisition; several collections of short fiction, including The One Marvelous Thing, The Word “Desire,” and The Complete Butcher’s Tales; two books of essays, The Deep Zoo and The Monstrous and the Marvelous, and five books of poetry, including The Cult of Seizure, Knife Notebook, and Wild Geraniums. Rikki Ducornet has twice been honored by the Lannan Foundation. She has received the Bard College Arts and Letters award and, in 2008, an Academy Award in Literature. Her work is widely published abroad. She is also an accomplished and widely exhibited visual artist. Learn more about Ducornet on her website: http://rikkiducornet.com/index.php