National Book Award Winner Julia Glass To Share Writing Process at MBL Falmouth Forum, April 5

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CONTACT: Susan Joslin, Marine Biological Laboratory, 508-289-7281;

Julia GlassMBL, WOODS HOLE, MA— Novelist Julia Glass, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction, will discuss her writing life during the lecture, “Inside the Head of a Novelist,” Friday, April 5at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole.

This is the fifth presentation of this season’s MBL Falmouth Forum, sponsored by the MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) Associates, with a generous donation from the Cape Cod Cooperative Bank. This lecture is also supported by the MBL’s Herman T. Epstein Endowed Memorial Lectureship. The event is free and open to the public. The author’s books will be available for sale and signing following the lecture.

Ms. Glass is the author of Three Junes, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction, The Whole World Over, and I See You Everywhere, winner of the Binghamton University John Gardner Book Award.

The New York Times Book Review gushed “Free of gimmickry, Three Junes brilliantly rescues, then refurbishes, the traditional plot-driven novel,” and The New Yorker declared, “She writes so well that what might seem like farce is rich, absorbing and full of life.”

Ms. Glass has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her short fiction has won several prizes, and her personal essays have been widely anthologized. She lives in Massachusetts with her family.

An optional buffet dinner will be held before the lecture at 6:00 PM at the MBL’s Swope Center, 5 North Street, Woods Hole. Tickets are $30 (including two entrees, salad, vegetables and pasta or potatoes, dessert, wine, tax, and gratuity) and must be purchased in advance at Eight Cousins Children’s Books, Main Street, Falmouth or at the MBL Communications Office (between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM only), 127 Water Street, Woods Hole. Dinner tickets are available until they sell out or until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 2. For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at (508) 289-7423 or

The remaining MBL Falmouth Forum of the 2012-2013 season is listed below. The free presentation will be held in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium at 7:30 PM. Visit the Falmouth Forum website for details and updated information.

April 26, 2013
Epic Journeys: A Documentary on Shorebird Migration, Shawn Carey, wildlife photographer and co-founder of Migration Productions. Co-sponsored by The 300 Committee, Falmouth.


The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery and improving the human condition through research and education in biology, biomedicine, and environmental science. Founded in 1888 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, the MBL is an independent, nonprofit corporation.

 The MBL Associates are a group of individuals and businesses that support the scientific mission of the MBL through their gifts to the Annual Fund. The Associates sponsor educational and research programs for the MBL and raise funds for special projects. In addition, they operate the MBL Gift Shop, located on Water Street in Woods Hole, the profits from which support scientific fellowships.