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Jayne Anne Phillips Reading from Lark and Termite

The Ransom Center recently acquired the papers of American novelist Jayne Anne Phillips.

Phillips has published six novels and story collections over the last three decades. Her most recent work is Lark and Termite (2009), which explores the effects of the Korean War on a soldier and his family back home.

Known for her poetic prose and her in-depth study of family dynamics, Phillips has received critical acclaim and major literary prizes, including a Guggenheim fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Phillips is professor of English and director of the Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing at Rutgers University, Newark.

Phillips visited the Ransom Center and recorded a reading of Lark and Termite.