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About the Speaker Anne Fadiman Francis Writer-in-Residence at Yale University, Branford College Fellow

Anne Fadiman's first book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, an account of the cultural conflicts between a family of Hmong refugees and their daughter's physicians, won the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Nonfiction. Fadiman has also written two essay collections, Ex Libris and At Large and At Small, and a memoir about her father, The Wine Lover's Daughter, forthcoming this November. As Yale's Francis Writer-in-Residence, Fadiman has received the Richard H. Brodhead Prize for Teaching Excellence and is a fellow of Branford College, of which Betsy Bradley was Head. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.