Cara Blue Adams discusses her debut story collection, YOU NEVER GET IT BACK.
Tags: Cara Blue Adams, Charles Baxter, Cities I've Never Lived In, Cleanness, debut collection, Elizabeth Bishop, elizabeth strout, garth greenwell, Interpreter of Maladies, jhumpa lahiri, John Simmons Short Fiction Award, Kate Finegan, laura van den berg, linked stories, Maria Gainza, Marilynne Robinson, olive kitteridge, Optic Nerve, robert hass, Sara Majka, short fiction, short stories, The Isle of Youth, Vermont, You Can't Get it Back
Literary events taking place virtually this week!
Tags: Adam Dalva, Alexandra Schwartz, Anjali Sachdeva, Bo Schwabacher, David Hoon Kim, David W. Reed, Don George, elizabeth strout, Emily Gray Tedrowe, Eric Smith, Eula Biss, Hilma Wolitzer, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Iliana Rocha, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Joshua Nguyen, Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry, Lauren LeBlanc, Lin Nelson Benedek, Lydia Kiesling, Megan Cummins, Meredith Westgate, Merve Emre, Muriel Leung, Notable Online, Peter Heller, rebecca makkai, Robert Repino, Sara Lupita Olivares, sarah lewis, Steph Cha, Susan Nguyen, Tina M. Campt, yiyun li, Yoon Choi
Ethel Rohan discusses her new story collection, IN THE EVENT OF CONTACT.
Tags: Brandon Taylor, bryan washington, carmen maria machado, COLIN KAEPERNICK, COVID, COVID-19, Cut Through the Bone, danielle evans, Danielle McLaughlin, daughters, diane cook, Dublin, Dzanc, Dzanc Books, elizabeth strout, Ethel Rohan, Families, family, family dysfunction, imagination, In the Event of Contact, inherited trauma, intergenerational trauma, Ireland, Lori Ostlund, Louise Kennedy, Mackenzie Rohan, May-Lan Tan, motherhood, mothering, mothers, mothers and daughters, Oscar Wilde, pandemic, revision, short fiction, short stories, story collection, trauma, Wendy Erskine, yiyun li
Frances Cha discusses her debut novel, IF I HAD YOUR FACE.
Tags: Amy Tan, anxiety, Asian American, beauty ideals, beauty standards, citizenship, Curtis Sittenfeld, debut novel, elizabeth strout, family trauma, Frances Cha, hong kong, If I Had Your Face, Korea, korean, Korean American, lineage, manhwa, Margaret Atwood, microaggressions, plastic surgery, postpartum, princess, representation, seoul, south korea, The Four Daughters of Armian, The Heirs, The Joy Luck Club, translation, Violet Haeun Kim, yiyun li
Shuly Xóchitl Cawood shares a reading list to celebrate A SMALL THING TO WANT.
Tags: 100 Love Sonnets, A Small Thing to Want, Abigail Thomas, Ada Limon, All Grown Up, All You Can Ever Know, Ann Patchett, elizabeth strout, Haven Kimmel, Interpreter of Maladies, Jacqueline Osherow, Jami Attenberg, jhumpa lahiri, Joan Didion, Looking for Angels in New York, Nicole Chung, olive kitteridge, Pablo Neruda, Safekeeping, Sarah Dunn, Shuly Xóchitl Cawood, Stephen Tapscott, The Big Love, The Carrying, The Dutch House, The Solace of Leaving Early, the Year of Magical Thinking, Truth & Beauty, What to Read When
Literary events in and around NYC this week!
Tags: Adrienne Brodeur, Alex Brook Lynn, Alex Segura, Alexandra Zelman-Doring, Amy Meng, Angel Nafis, Angie Myung, Anton Yakovlev, Barbara Kransoff, Ben Crump, Benjamin Dreyer, Benjamin Percy, Brian Birnbaum, Briana Silberberg, Caitlin Grace McDonnell, Carley Moore, Carol Szamatowicz, Charlotte Druckman, Chelsea Fairless, Christopher Kondrich, CMarie Fuhrman, Cyree Jarelle Johnson, Cyrus Grace Dunham, Dagmara Domincyzk, Dan Kraines, Devin Johnston, Elizabeth Hand, Elizabeth Hewes, Elizabeth Otto, elizabeth strout, Emanuel Xavier, Emily Flake, Emma Ramadan, Emma Straub, Eric Karpeles, Fariha Róisín, George Emilio Sanchez, Gordon Henry, Greg Gerke, Guy Barash, Hannah Beresford, Ida Jessen, J. Courtney Sullivan, J.W. McCormack, Józef Czapski, Jen Levitt, Jessica Harris, Jessie Chaffee, Joanna Fuhrman, John James, John Kenney, Jonathan Lethem, Jonathan Santlofer, Joseph Fasano, Josephine Rowe, Josh Gondelman, Joy-Ann Reid, JP Garcia, Julia Cohen, Julia Elizabeth Guez, Juliana Spahr, Juliet P. Howard, Kate Phillipp, Kate Phillippo, Kate Zambreno, Kathleen Supové, KT Herr, Kyle Carreror Lopez, Lara Vapnyar, Laura Eve Engel, Laura Hoptman, Lauren Garroni, Lee Matthew Goldberg, leland cheuk, Linda Boström Knausgård, Lorraine Lupo, Lynn Sachs, Magda Bogin, Margot Berwin, Mark Statman, Maya Phillips, Meghan O’Rourke, Monique Truong, Nia Witherspoon, Nick Flynn, Nicolas Mancusi, Nicole Kornher Stace, Nicole Shawan Junior, notable new york, Notable NYC, Olivia Baes, Omotara James, Paige Lewis, Peter Conio, Pico Iyer, Robert Carr, robyn creswell, Ryan A Black, Sabrina McMillin, Safia Jama, Sarah V. Schweig, Sebastian Doherty, Shalewa Sharpe, Shira Erlichman, Sofija Stefanovic, Stepahnie Jimenez, Susan Isaacs, T Kira Madden, Tahirah Alexander Green, Ted Vadakan, Tiana Reid, Timothy Donnelly, Timothy Snyder
To grieve is to demonstrate dedication to those we love. ...more
Tags: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, afterlife, book review, Chinese, Chinese American, chinese-americans, Dear Friend from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, death, devotion, elizabeth strout, fatalism, grief, Kemi Falodun, Mental Health, mental illness, motherhood, mothers and sons, Patti Smith, suicide, suicide attempt, The Vagrants, Where Reasons End, yiyun li
Literary events in and around NYC this week!
Tags: Abbigail N. Rosewood, Alan Ziegler, Alexis Almeida, Alison Roman, Amanda Galvan Huyn, Anne Nelson, Anselm Berrigan, Aparna Nacheria, Ayad Akhtar, Aysegül Savas, Bitch, Bob Holman, Brenda Shaughnessy, Camonghne Felix, Cassandra Rosebeetle, Cathy Park Hong, Charles Salzberg, Chen Chen, Christina Chiu, Colby Somerville, Colin Asher, Cristina Rivera Garza, David Rothenberg, Donika Kelly, Douglas Dunn, Edwin Torres, Eileen G'Sell, Elena Alexander, Elizabeth Castagna, elizabeth strout, Emma Straub, Erika Swyler, Farnoosh Faithi, francine j harris, Frankie Mxsgendered, Glenn Shaheen, Grace Shuyi, Helen Phillips, Ian McEwan, Ilya Kaminsky, isaac fitzgerald, Jane Solomon, Jayy Dodd, Jean Grael, Jena Osman, Jennifer Acker, John Burnham Schwartz, John Grisham, John Hodgman, Jonathan Lethem, Joon Oluchi, Joshua Furst, Karan Mahjan, Kory Stamper, Kristin Prevallet, Kyle Dacuyan, Lauren Belfar, Lila Zemborain, Lux Aeterna, Marisa Bardach Ramel, Marisa Crawford, Marisa Kreizman, Marz, Melissa Coss Aquino, Melissa Febos, Mike Herron, Mike Veve, Minx Arcana, Mitchell S. Jackson, Nathaniel Farrell, New York City, notable new york, Notable New York City, Puja Guha, Rebecca Ariel Porte, Reed Farrel Coleman, Saeed Jones, Sally Bardach, salman rushdie, Scott Adlerberg, Sharon Mesmer, Siri Hustvedt, Stephanie Young, Suketu Mehta, T'ai Freedom Ford, Tina Chang, Urayoán Noel, Victoria Shorr, Virginia Konchan
Soniah Kamal discusses her forthcoming novel, UNMARRIAGABLE.
Tags: Ballantine Books, bollywood, Bride and Prejudice, class inequality, colonialism, colonization, cooking, Elizabeth Bennet, elizabeth strout, feminism, food, Ghulam Abbas, Ismat Chugtai, James Ellroy, Jane Austen, Kishwar Naheed, Krishan Chander, LA Confidential, Madhushree Ghosh, Maria Qamar, marriage, olive kitteridge, Pakistan, patriarchy, postcolonialism, Pride and Prejudice, Saadat Hasan Manto, satire, Saudi Arabia, soniah kamal, south asian, Tradition, Trust No Aunty, Unmarriageable, Urdu
Micah Perks discusses TRUE LOVE AND OTHER MIRACULOUS ESCAPES.
Tags: elizabeth strout, forgiveness, Houdini, humor, Jewish, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Micah Perks, Pagan Time, passover, short fiction, short stories, True Love and Other Miraculous Escapes, We Are Gathered Here, What Becomes Us
Literary events in and around NYC this week!
Tags: Aleksandar Hemon, Alexis Okeowo, Alice Attie, amy fusselman, Andre Dubus III, Angel Nafis, Ashley C. Ford, Britteney Black Rose Kapri, Carlie Hoffman, Carly Monardo, Casey Gerald, Christopher Hastings, Curtis Sittenfeld, Dani Shapiro, Darcie WIlder, Deborah Landau, Diane Williams, Elizabeth Metzger, elizabeth strout, Emily Raboteau, Erika L. Sanchez, Eve Ensler, Gregory Pardlo, Harilaos Stecopoulos, heather havrilesky, Itiola Jones, Jeanann Verlee, Jessica Hopper, Joan Walsh, John Bazley, John Freeman, Johnny Lorenz, Julie Buntin, Julie Scelfo, kathryn harrison, Katie Rainey, Kiley Bense, Kirstin Allio, Kwame Opoku-Duku, Lacy M. Johnson, Leah Johnson, Lindsay Adkins, Lisa Andrews, Lisa Grubka, Mark Doten, marlon james, May-Lan Tan, Maya Doig-Acuna, Michelle Whittaker, Nicole Im, Nicole Skibola, Nimmi Gowrinathan, Nora Krug, notable new york, Notable NYC, Ryan North, Sam Maggs, Samuel Park, Soraya Chemaly, Star Black, Tayari Jones, Terrance Hayes, Val Vinokur, Wendy Chen, Zachary Knoll
Author Laura Pritchett discusses her two most recent books, death, sex, and being rural in modern America.
Tags: Aaron Abeyta, American West., Ana Maria Spagna, Carrie La Seur, Chitra Divakaruni, Christine Sneed, Colorado, Counterpoint Press, death, Edwidge Danticant, Elizabeth Rush, elizabeth strout, Erika Sanchez, farm crisis, farming, Ivan Doig, john steinbeck, Karen Auvinen, Kent Haruf, Laura Pritchett, Les Misérables, Louise Erdrich, Making Friends with Death, meth, Olive Kittridge, Rick Bass, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, Rough Beauty, rural, Sex, Sex Scenes, sex writing, Sherwood Anderson, Siel Ju, Stanley Crawford, Steve Almond, suicide, The Blue Hour, The Dew Breaker, The Weight of an Infinite Sky, Victor Hugo, wilderness, willa cather, Winesburg Ohio
Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!
Tags: Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Allison Wood, Amy Bloom, anca szilagyi, Billy Hough, Buck Downs, Carley Moore, Cherise Wolas, Chloë Bass, Damion Searls, Dana Mele, Daniel Poppick, Dia Felix, Eileen G'Sell, elizabeth strout, Gillian Olivia, Glenn Shaheen, Gregory Pardlo, Halimah Marcus, hannah black, Hermione Hoby, Jade Sharma, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Jason Reynolds, Jayson P. Smith, Kanishk Tharoor, Katie Kitamura, Koa Beck, Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, Mark Doten, Matthew Daddona, Melissa Febos, Michael Cunningham, Monica McClure, Morgan Jerkins, Natalie Eilbert, Nathan McClain, New York City, notable new york, Notable NYC, Patrick Nathan, Pete Carey, Peter Cameron, Rachel Lyon, Rami Karim, Rio Cortez, Sam Sax, Sara Deniz Akant, Sean Des Vignes, Sigrid Nunez, Sophie McManus, Tana Wojczuk, Tiara Roxanne, Virginia Konchan, Yanyi, Yulan Grant, Zoe Contros Kearl
Melissa Fraterrigo discusses her new novel-in-stories,
Glory Days, writing speculative fiction, and how our formative years influence us later in life. ...more
Tags: A Visit from the Goon Squad, Alicia Christensen, All the Real Girls, amusement parks, Ann Pancake, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Breece D'J Pancake, Cathy Day, Cedar Point, Chicago, Christine Sneed, Circus in Winter, clairvoyants, Cormac McCarthy, Daniel Woodrell, Diane Gilliam Fisher, elizabeth strout, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, ghosts, Gillian Welch, Glory Days, Indiana, Jennifer Egan, Kent Haruf, Lafayette Writers Studio, leukemia, magical realism, Melissa Fraterrigo, Michelle Hoover, Midwest, Nebraska, nick drake, novels-in-stories, olive kitteridge, Patty Griffin, poetry, Sharon Olds, Sherwood Anderson, short fiction, short stories, speculative fiction, Stewart O’Nan, teaching writing, University of Nebraska Press, Winesburg Ohio, Winter's Bone
Ariel Levy on
The Rules Do Not Apply, the illusion of control, and language’s inability to express grief. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, alcoholism, ariel levy, Australia, coming of age, control, Dept. of Speculation, elizabeth strout, Female Chauvinist Pigs, feminism, Greek myth, grief, infidelity, Janet Malcom, Jenny Offill, Joan Didion, journalism, Judith Thurman, Lauren Collins, loss, marriage, Mary Karr, memoir, Mongolia, motherhood, Natalie Villacorta, New York Magazine, Ongoingness, parenting, sarah manguso, Sydney, Thanksgiving in Mongolia, the new yorker, The Rules Do Not Apply, writing process
Sunday 6/18: Sherman Alexie presents his memoir You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. WORD Jersey City, 5 p.m., free. Monday 6/19: Arundhati Roy presents The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. BAM, 7:30 p.m., $25.
Tags: Alexandra Kleeman, Alice Sola Kim, Amelia Gray, Angelica Baker, anna solomon, Anne Doran, Anne Helen Petersen, Arundhati Roy, Bethany Ball, Cam Scott, Catherine Lacey, Chris Clarke, Dan Riley, Daniel Wallace, Debora Kuan, deborah treisman, Donald Breckenridge, elizabeth strout, Ellen Umansky, Emma Straub, Eugene Lim, Gina Zucker, Hilton Als, Jacob Kaplan, jacqueline woodson, Jason Bayani, Jessie Chaffee, John Yau, Julia Pierpont, Kay Gabriel, Kit Schluter, Leslie Jamison, Lucio Zago, Maile Meloy, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Margaret B. Carson, Merritt K, Miranda Pennington, New York City, notable new york, Notable New York City, Pat Hipp, rosecrans baldwin, Sally Kohn, Sarah Jean Grimm, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Seth Landman, Shelley Wong, Sherman Alexie, Stephen Ira, Victor LaValle, Walter Hopps
Saturday 6/3: March for Truth. Foley Square, 9 a.m., priceless. Val Emmich presents The Reminders. Maxwells Tavern, 7 p.m., $7. Oliver Baez Bendorf, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Joseph Fasano, Megan Fernandes, Michael Homolka, Nomi Stone, and Leah Umansky celebrate Thrush Poetry Journal. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.
Tags: Amor Towles, Amy Dupcak, Amy Hassinger, Caitlin Elizabeth Harper, Céline Keating, Chiwoniso Kaitano, Claire Donato, Coco Mellors, colin harrison, colm toibin, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Daniel Braum, Daniel Penny, Donika Kelly, Elizabeth Primamore, elizabeth strout, Ellen Meeropol, emily gould, Emily Temple, Eugene Lim, Gabe Habash, Gabrielle Campagnano, Grant Ginder, Greenlight Fort Greene, hannah tinti, Haroon Moghul, 최 Lindsay, jacqueline woodson, Jeff McDaniel, Jeremy M. Davis, Jessie Janeshek, Jessie Losch, Jill Eisenstadt, Jillian Tamaki, Jordan Kisner, Joseph Fasano, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, Julia Fierro, Karen Heuler, Katherine Heiny, Kei Miller, Kevin Nguyen, Kristopher Jansma, Lara Mimosa Montes, Laurie Stone, Leah Umansky, Lisa Lucas, Mandy Berman, Matt Dojny, Megan Fernandes, Melissa Shaw, Michael Homolka, Michelle Legro, Natalka Burian, New York City, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Nomi Stone, notable new york, Notable NYC, Oliver Baez Bendorf, Patricia Lockwood, Phoebe Glick, Rachel Fershleiser, Rachel Lyon, Rakesh Satyal, Rebecca Carroll, Rumaan Alam, Sade LaNay, Sarah Dean, Sarah Sarai, Scott Hess, Sean D. Henry-Smith, Siel Ju, Stephanie Jimenez, T.K. Dalton, Tavonne S. Carson, Taylor Larsen, Timothy Donelly, Tiphanie Yanique, Val Emmich, William Lessard
Tuesday 4/25: April Sours Bring May Flowers. Sour beer tasting. 7 p.m. at Jose Pistola’s. Yoga in the Park. 12 p.m. at Dilworth Park. Wednesday 4/26: Maggie Nelson reads for the Bryn Mawr Reading Series. 7:30 p.m. at Hepburn Teaching Theater.
Tags: Berry Grass, Bob Mould, Dave Housley, elizabeth strout, Frances Quinlan, Jenny Johnson, John Waters, Kirwyn Sutherland, Leonard Gontarek, Maggie Nelson, Notable Philadelphia, Paula Bomer, Ruba Ahmed, Sekai’afua Zankel
Saturday 4/22: Mara Helal and Jeremy Sigler join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 4/23: Donald Nicholson-Smith and Emma Ramadan present Abdellatif Laâbi’s In Praise of Defeat, translated from the French. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 5 p.m., free. Rosebud Ben-Oni, Ben Pease, Cooper Wilheim, Isabella Desendi, and Marina Weiss join the Dead Rabbits […]
Tags: Abdelfattah Kilito, Abdellatif Laâbi, Alan Keegan, Alan Lessik, Alan Semerdjian, Alec Niedenthal, alexandria marzano-lesnevich, Alice Ostriker, Alina Gregorian, Allison Sylvia, Amanda Maciel, Amanda Petrusich, Amy Poeppel, Anton Yakovlev, Armando Jaramillo Garcia, Bei Dao, Ben Pease, Catherine Blauvelt, Chris Campanioni, Christine Reilly, Christopher Janigian, Cooper Wilheim, Cristina Alger, Deirdre Coyle, Do Not Sell at Any Price, Donald Nicholson-Smith, Dora Malech, Doree Shafrir, Elizabeth M. Edman, elizabeth strout, Emi Berquist, Emma Ramadan, Eric Bates, Frederick McKindra, Graeme Macrae, Hannah Lillith Assadi, Isabella Desendi, Jackie Braje, Jamie Brenner, Jeffrey Yang, jenna wortham, Jennifer Hope Choi, Jenny Zhang, Jeremy Sigler, Jessie Gaynor, Joe Okonkwo, JUlian Talamantez Brolaski, Kathy Anderson, Kathy Engel, Keegan Lester, Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos, Lauren Hilger, Layli Long Soldier, Lee Sharkey, Liza Jessie Peterson, Liza Peterson, Lucia Stacey, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Mara Helal, Marc Kaminsky, Marina Weiss, Mark Solomon, Martha Zweig, Matthew Binder, Matthew Griffin, Melissa Febos, Michael Eric Dyson, Nancy Agabian, Nancy Hightower, New York City, Nicholas Oliver Moore, Nicole Haroutunian, notable new york, Notable NYC, Rachel Boyadjis, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Sarah Anne Wallen, Scarlett Sabet, sophie calle, Stephen Langlois, Susan Barba, Tony Trilger, Truck Darling, Wendy Xu, will schwalbe
Paula Whyman discusses her debut collection
You May See a Stranger, discovering truth in fiction, and how memory interferes with good storytelling. ...more
Tags: 1980s, 9 1/2 Weeks, abortion, Alice Munro, Ann Ryles, Dave Singleton, depeche mode, desire, disability, elizabeth strout, guilt, humor writing, influence, interview, Kermit Moyer, Kim Basinger, Lorrie Moore, marriage, memory, mickey rourke, motherhood, Music, narcissism, novel, olive kitteridge, Oliver Sacks, parenting, paula whyman, philip roth, pop culture, publishing industry, runaway, Sabbath's Theater, Sex, Sex Scenes, short fiction, short stories, siblings, suicide, television, The Beggar Maid, The Chester Chronicles, The Rumpus Interview, Thelma and Louise, trauma, Washington DC, Williams Syndrome, You May See a Stranger
I love all my characters; every single person I write about, I love. So as I write them, I don’t care how badly they misbehave, because they are who they are, they do what they do. In an interview with the Guardian, Elizabeth Strout talks about her latest novel, My Name Is Lucy Barton, the importance […]
Remember Elizabeth Strout’s 2008 Pulitzer-prize winning novel in stories Olive Kitteridge? What if Olive could come to life in a film adaptation? Man. In a perfect world, probably Frances McDormand would play Olive, right? In fact, maybe we could just give McDormand creative control of the whole project, yeah? Probably if that happened, McDormand would […]
Tags: Alix Ohlin, Bill Murray, elizabeth strout, film adaptation, frances mcdormand, HBO, lisa cholodenko, Martha Wainwright, moomins, New York Review of Books, NYRB Classics, olive kitteridge, richard jenkins, Six Feet Under, The Millions, the summer book, the woman who borrowed memories, this week in short fiction, tove jansson