VIRTUAL - Joshua Ferris | A Calling for Charlie Barnes with Dana Spiotta | Wayward
Tue, October 26, 2021
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Joshua Ferris’s “brash, extravagant, and chillingly beautiful” (The New Yorker) novels include Then We Came to the End, winner of the 2008 PEN/Hemingway Award for best first novel and a finalist for the National Book Award; To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, which was shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize; and The Unnamed, the story of a lawyer who has the uncontrollable urge to walk and keep walking. One of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” writers and winner of the International Dylan Thomas Prize, Ferris is also the author of the short story collection The Dinner Party and has published fiction in Granta, Prairie Schooner, and Best American Voices, among other places. In A Calling for Charlie Barnes, a scheming malcontent finds redemption on an unlikely path.
Dana Spiotta is the author of Wayward, “A sexy, painfully insightful, and strangely redemptive novel” (Esquire) that was named a best book of the summer by USA Today and Town & Country. Her other novels include Stone Arabia, Lightning Field, and Eat the Document. A Guggenheim Fellow, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, and a professor in Syracuse University’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program, Spiotta won the 2008–-9 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and the John Updike Prize in Literature. Wayward tells the story of a suburban wife and mother grappling with a crumbling house, the demands of family, and uncertainty following in the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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