“RESOLUTIONS” with Anne Valente & CJ Hauser

January 07, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Anne Valente’s debut novel, Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down, released from William Morrow/HarperCollins in 2016 and was selected as a Midwest Connection Pick and an Amazon Best Book of the Month; the paperback releases this December 19. Her second novel, Utah, is forthcoming from William Morrow in 2019. Her first book and short story collection, By Light We Knew Our Names, won the Dzanc Books Short Story Prize (2014), and she is also the author of the fiction chapbook, An Elegy for Mathematics, which has been re-released by Bull City Press in 2017. 
Her fiction appears in One Story, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Ninth Letter and Hayden’s Ferry Review, among others, and won Copper Nickel’s 2012 Fiction Prize and a 2015 Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Award Finalist Prize. She was the Georges and Anne Borchardt Scholar at the 2014 Sewanee Writers’ Conference, a featured author at the 2015 One Story Debutante Ball, and a Walter E. Dakin Fiction Fellow at the 2017 Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Her work was selected as notable in Best American Non-Required Reading 2011 and her essays appear in The Believer, The Rumpus, Prairie Schooner andThe Washington Post. She holds an MFA in fiction from Bowling Green State University and a PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Cincinnati. Originally from St. Louis, she currently lives in upstate New York where she teaches creative writing and literature at Hamilton College.

Written in the collective voice of the community, a la Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides, Valente artfully employs short chapters on arson and anatomy, as well as diagrams, newspaper articles, and biographies of the victims on the way to an unforgettable ending, with fire serving as a powerfully fitting metaphor for grief, loss, and our inability to comprehend the nature of fate.”

—Publishers Weekly

CJ Hauser lives in Hamilton, NY and teaches at Colgate University. Hauser’s fiction has appeared in Tin House, Narrative Magazine, TriQuarterly, Esquire, Third Coast, SLICE, Hobart, The Minnesota Review, and The Kenyon Review. Her first novel, The From-Aways, is published by William Morrow. She has received McSweeney’s Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award, The Jaimy Gordon Prize in Fiction, and Narrative’s Short Story Prize. Hauser is at work on a new novel about sex, death, and ducks.

“I first read CJ Hauser’s work a few years ago and was immediately pulled in by the wit of her prose, her sharp dialogue, and her honesty in portraying the journey of young women trying to find their place in the world.  With her enchanting debut novel, The From-Aways, CJ Hauser delivers on her promise of being a writer to root for, a writer to watch, a writer to read.” — Vendela Vida

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The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


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