Heidi Pitlor to Discuss New Novel via The Mount

Heidi Pitlor and Kathy Pories

(LENOX, Mass.) – Heidi Pitlor will discuss her new novel, Impersonation, with her editor, Kathy Pories, in a free, online program presented by The Mount on Thursday, September 10, at 4pm, streamed live via Zoom.

Impersonation has been called a timely, bitingly funny, and insightful story of ambition, motherhood, and class. Jennifer Shattock calls it “Smart, funny, and provocative. As page-turningly readable as it is relatable.”

Heidi Pitlor is the author of the novels The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage, which was optioned for film. Her third novel, Impersonation, will come out on August 18, 2020. A former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, she has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 2007. She is also the editorial director of the literary studio, Plympton. Her writing has been published in Ploughshares, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art, Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers, and elsewhere. She lives outside Boston.

Kathy Pories is an executive editor at Algonquin Books. She has edited the last six winners of the PEN/Bellwether Prize, for which she is also a judge. Her authors have been Alex Award winners and finalists for the National Book Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Kirkus Prize, the Story Prize, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, and the First Novel Prize. She received her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.




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