2009 Winter Reading List

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 22, 2009

PHILADELPHIA – A group of students, alumni, faculty and staff of Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania, has compiled a list of books that are perfect for winter reading. In alphabetical order they are:

• “Breakdowns” by Art Spiegelman (2008)
• “George Orwell's Essays - Everyman's Library Edition” (2002)
• “My Vocabulary Did This to Me” by Jack Spicer (2008)
• “Naked Lunch” by William S. Burroughs (1959)
• “Paradise Lost” by John Milton (1962)
• “The Alphabet” by Ron Silliman (1998)
• “The Given Day” by Dennis Lehane (2008)
• “The Method” by Sasha Steensen (2008)
• “The Savage Detectives” by Roberto Bolaño (2007)
• “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle” by Haruki Murakami (1998)
• “Then We Came to the End” by Joshua Ferris (2007)

Kelly Writers House, a 13-room Victorian cottage on Penn’s campus, is a gathering place and resource for writers in Philadelphia and a space for experiment and innovation on the Web. Additional information is available at writing.upenn.edu/wh/.