Prof. Tilar Mazzeo in the New York Times

Congratulations to Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington Tilar Mazzeo for a full-page review of her recent book, The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World’s Most Famous Perfume, in Sunday’s New York Times Book Review. (If you go to the Times site, you can also be directed to a Google Books excerpt of the book.) According to reviewer Jessica Kerwin Jenkins, Mazzeo teases out the relationship between the perfume and its designer, Coco Chanel, “with delicacy.”

As she did in the fall, this semester GW, Prof. Mazzeo is teaching two classes in creative non-fiction, one to undergraduates and another to members of the wider DC community. The community class is a special part of the Jenny Moore residency, and affords fellows an opportunity to work with aspiring writers of various ages and backgrounds.

Currently, the English Department is conducting a search for the 2011-12 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington; this time, the search is for a writer of fiction.

Previous JMM Writers in Washington include Amiri Baraka, Vikram Chandra, Susan Shreve, Tony Hoagland, Joyce Hackett, and Ed Skoog.

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