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An Evening Celebrating New Novels by Jill Bialosky & Rachel Harper (via Zoom)
October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree – $25.00
This new novel celebration reading will take place via zoom. The Zoom link will be sent at the time of registration and again the day of the reading. Tickets are free (donations towards the readers’ honoraria are always appreciated). Please reach out to [email protected] if you have questions.
JILL BIALOSKY is the author of six acclaimed collections of poetry, three critically acclaimed novels, and two memoirs, including History of a Suicide: My Sister’s Unfinished Life, a New York Times bestseller. Her poems and essays have appeared in The Best American Poetry; The New Yorker; The Atlantic; Harper’s Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; The Kenyon Review; Harvard Review; and The Paris Review, among other publications. She is executive editor and vice president at W. W. Norton & Company. Her work has been a finalist for the James Laughlin Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, and the Books for a Better Life Awards. In 2014, she was honored by the Poetry Society of America for her distinguished contribution to poetry. She lives in New York City.
RACHEL M. HARPER is the author of three novels: The Other Mother, a TIME Best Book of the Month (May 2022); This Side of Providence, shortlisted for the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence; and Brass Ankle Blues, a Borders’ Original Voices Award finalist and Target Breakout Book. Her short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her poems and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies including, Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness, Literary Pasadena, and Mending the World: Stories of Family by Contemporary Black Writers, as well as the journals Carolina Quarterly, Chicago Review, African American Review, and Prairie Schooner. Harper has received multiple fellowships from Yaddo and MacDowell, and was profiled by The Root as part of their city series on Los Angeles’ Black literary giants. A graduate of Brown University and the University of Southern California, Harper is on the faculty at Spalding University’s School of Writing. She lives in Los Angeles.
The Other Mother is a page-turning generational saga about a young man’s search for a parent he never knew, and a moving portrait of motherhood, race, and the truths we hide in the name of family. It is on Book Riot’s list of Best Books of 2022 (so far)!
The Deceptions is an explosive tale of art and myth, desire and betrayal, from New York Times best-selling author Jill Bialosky. It was just included as part of The Millions‘ Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2022 Book Preview