Jennifer ClementJennifer Clement

Harman Writer-In-Residence, Spring 2020

Jennifer Clement is the president of PEN International, the first woman to be elected since the organization was founded in 1921. Clement is the author of the novels A True Story Based on Lies, The Poison That Fascinates, Prayers for the Stolen, and Gun Love, as well as several poetry books including The Next Stranger with an introduction by W.S Merwin. Clement also wrote the acclaimed memoir Widow Basquiat on the life of renowned artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Her books have been translated into 30 languages. She lives in Mexico City.


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