The Pryor Center Presents lecture series presented by David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History of Arkansas in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences continues this evening with “Tell Me a Story – Many Paths to Book Publication” featuring Masie Cochran, University of Arkansas alumna and Editorial Director of Tin House Books.
This conference will be offered at 6 p.m. via Zoom tonight. Please register in advance with an email associated with an active Zoom account.
Cochran’s 45-minute talk will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the world of publishing – first drafts, finding an agent, acquisitions, publishing, book covers, reviews, sales and awards. Cochran joined Tin House eleven years ago after working at Inkwell Management, a literary agency in New York. She has worked in a variety of genres: memoirs, literary fiction, narrative non-fiction, collections of short stories and essays.
Cochran has edited many award-winning and bestselling titles, including the intricately plotted novels of Claire Fuller; a choice of the best book of the year from Obama (Cory Taylor’s To die: a memoir); The family saga of EJ Koh The magical language of others; Annie Hartnett is darkly funny Rabbit cake; the detective series Vera Kelly by Rosalie Knecht; The Merciless Memoirs of Jeannie Vanasco (Things we didn’t talk about when I was a girl and The glass eye); the gothic novels of Paraic O’Donnell (The House on Vesper Sands and The Swan Maker); and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s acclaimed novel, A girl is a body of water.
The books that Cochran has edited have caught the attention of the New York Timesthe New Yorkerthe the wall street journal, Atlantic and NPR’s Fresh Air and Morning Edition. These authors have won awards such as the Aspen Words Literary Prize, Costa Novel Prize, Edgar Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and have been finalists for the National Book Award for nonfiction, National Book Critics Circle Award, and PEN Literary. Awards.
Upcoming authors include Joy Williams, Kim Fu, Sarah Krasnostein, Courtney Maum, Morgan Talty, María José Ferrada and Elizabeth Brooks.
Upcoming presentations of the Pryor Center
Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m.
The Pryor Center presents “”The Language of the State’s Will: Research Findings in the Heart of the City: Highways and Black Geographies in Urban America”” with Airic Hughes
Thursday, June 16, 6 p.m.
The Pryor Center presents “Arkansas News History: Exploring the KATV Collection” with Randy Dixon and Kyle Kellams
About the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History: The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History is an oral history program whose mission is to document the history of Arkansas through the collection of spoken memories and visual records, to preserve the collection at life and to connect Arkansans and the world to fundraising through the Internet, television shows, educational programs and other means. The Pryor Center records audio and video interviews about Arkansas history and culture, collects recordings from other organizations, organizes those recordings into archives, and provides public access to archives, primarily through the website at pryorcenter.uark.edu. The Pryor Center is the state’s only oral and visual history program with a seventy-five county statewide mission to collect, preserve and share audio and moving image recordings of the Arkansas history.
About Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences: The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with three schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the majority of the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students.
About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A offers an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion for Arkansas’ economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and employment development, discovery through research and creative activity while providing training in professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A among the few American colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. US News and World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. Find out how the U of A is working to build a better world in Arkansas Research News.