Company's coming. Let us bring authors to your living room.
Our next author in the Okra Pick series is Kristen Arnett. Kristen will be talking with us about her book, Mostly Dead Things and answering your questions. Kristen is one of many authors we’ll be bringing to your living room.
Kristen Arnett is the NYT bestselling author of the debut novel Mostly Dead Things. She is a queer fiction and essay writer. She was awarded Ninth Letter's Literary Award in Fiction and is a columnist for Literary Hub. Her work has appeared at The New York Times, North American Review, The Normal School, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Guernica, Buzzfeed, Electric Literature, McSweeneys, PBS Newshour, Bennington Review, The Guardian, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her story collection, Felt in the Jaw, was published by Split Lip Press and was awarded the 2017 Coil Book Award. She is a Spring 2020 Shearing Fellow at Black Mountain Institute.
“Arnett possesses all the bravery her characters dream of. There’s none of the shyness and self-consciousness of so much American fiction that masks itself as austerity. She writes comic set pieces to make you laugh, sex scenes to turn you on. The action flips from the past to the present, swimming through first love and first grief on a slick of red Kool-Aid and vodka, suntan oil and fruity lip gloss, easy and unforced. This book is my song of the summer.”
- Parul Sehgal, The New York Times
Here are the details you need:
Date: Friday, May 15, 2020
Time: 2 PM CST
Attendance is limited.
If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link & password to attend this virtual event, plus the link to purchase books. Happy Reading!