Virginia Pye’s fourth book of fiction, The Literary Undoing of Victoria Swann, has been called “captivating and delicious,” by Margot Livesey; “witty, intelligent, and exuberant,” by Christopher Castellani; and “a book lover’s delight,” by Kerri Maher. Her story collection Shelf Life of Happiness won the 2019 Independent Publishers Gold Medal for Short Fiction. Her two post-colonial novels about Americans in early twentieth-century China, Dreams of the Red Phoenix and River of Dust, also received literary awards. Virginia’s essays have appeared in The New York Times, Literary Hub, Writer’s Digest, The Rumpus, Huffington Post, Cleveland Plain-Dealer and elsewhere. She is fiction editor for the literary journal Pangyrus, and has taught writing at New York University, University of Pennsylvania, and at Grub Street Writing Center in Boston.


Unsung Women

March 20, 2024 2PM – 3:30PM

Expand your understanding of three historic women in this inspiring panel with Ruth P. Watson, Virginia Pye, and Stephanie Dray.

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