Amanda Filipacchi & Sarai Walker

March 22, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Amanda Filipacchi is the author of four novels: Nude Men (Viking/Penguin 1993), Vapor (Carroll & Graf, 1999), Love Creeps (St. Martin’s Press, 2005), and, The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty (W. W. Norton, Feb. 2015). Her fiction has been translated into thirteen languages and been anthologized in The Best American Humor 1994 (Simon & Schuster), Voices Of the X-iled (Doubleday), and The Good Parts: The Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction (Berkley Books). Her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic.

“[A] sure comic touch… smart and sweet… a tribute to the pleasures of friendshipThe New Yorker

“Amanda Filipacchi is the funniest novelist you’ve never heard of…. Few comic novelists get characters talking so naturally, and amusingly…. There is a high art in this kind of ungentle entertainment, and in ‘The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty’ Amanda Filipacchi proves she hasn’t lost her touch, not even a little.”
The Boston Globe

Sarai Walker received her MFA in creative writing from Bennington College. As a magazine writer, her articles appeared in national publications, including Seventeen and Mademoiselle. She subsequently served as an editor and writer for Our Bodies, Ourselves, before moving to London and Paris to complete a PhD. She currently lives in the New York City area. Dietland is her first novel.

“Hilarious, surreal, and bracingly original, Walker’s ambitious debut avoids moralistic traps to achieve something rarer: a genuinely subversive novel that’s also serious fun...Part Fight Club, part feminist manifesto, an offbeat and genre-bending novel that aims high—and delivers.”
–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Sarai Walker has written a call to arms. Devious, subversive, delightful, Dietland is a Scum Manifesto set to a pop music beat and Plum Kettle is a feminist hero for the modern age.”—Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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