The New Salon: Fiction Writers in Conversation
Readings by Kate Doyle and Dana Spiotta and a conversation with Darin Strauss, followed by a reception/signing.
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The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House is not currently wheelchair accessible.
Kate Doyle is an American writer living in Amsterdam—before that in Ithaca, New York, and before that in New York City. Her debut story collection I Meant It Once was printed by Algonquin Books in the US (July, 2023) and Corsair in the UK (September, 2023). Originally from New England, Kate is a former bookseller and a 2021 A Public Space Writing Fellow, and her work has appeared in No Tokens, Electric Literature, Split Lip, Wigleaf, ANMLY, and elsewhere.
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Dana Spiotta is the author of five novels: Wayward, a New York Times Critics’ Top Book of the Year; Innocents and Others (2016), winner of the St. Francis College Literary Prize and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Stone Arabia (2011), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Eat the Document (2006), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the American Academy’s Rosenthal Foundation Award; and Lightning Field (2001), a New York Times Notable Book. Other awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, the Rome Prize in Literature, the Premio Pivano, a Creative Capital Award, and the John Updike Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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Darin Strauss is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Chang and Eng, The Real McCoy, and More Than it Hurts You, the memoir Half a Life, and most recently the acclaimed novel, The Queen of Tuesday : A Lucille Ball Story (Random House, 2020). Strauss is the recipient of a National Book Critics Circle Award, a Guggenheim, an American Library Association Award, and numerous other prizes. His books have been named New York Times Notable Books, Entertainment Weekly Must Books of the Year, and Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Amazon, Chicago Tribune, and NPR Best Books of the Year, among others. He teaches at New York University.
Photo by Robert Bernbaum