With Aaron Hamburger, Lauren Grodstein & Joshua Furst
Lauren Grodstein is the author of the four novels including the bestselling A Friend of the Family, which was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, a New York Times Editor’s Pick, and an Indie Next selection. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers University.
Joshua Furst is the author of Revolutionaries (Knopf), a novel, and The Little Red Stroller (Dial Books), a children’s picture book (illustrated by Katy Wu), both forthcoming in 2019.
His first novel The Sabotage Café was named to the 2007 year-end best-of lists of The Chicago Tribune, The Rocky Mountain News, and The Philadelphia City Paper, as well as being awarded the 2008 Grub Street Fiction Prize. Ad Busters described it as “a masterful book.” O, The Oprah Magazine said “The Sabotage Café shows debut novelist Joshua Furst in full control of his psychologically complex material, with a tale of ‘emotional bondage’ as chilling as it is heartbreakingly real.”
Furst’s critically acclaimed book of stories, Short People, was described by the Miami Herald as “a near magical collection.” The Los Angeles Times called it “Startling . . . a thoughtful if disturbing portrait of what it means to be a child. Or, more to the point, what it means to be human.” And The Times (London) said “Any one of these stories is enough to break your heart. . . . Joshua Furst’s debut is both enjoyable and important.”
Aaron Hamburger was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his story collection THE VIEW FROM STALIN’S HEAD. His novel FAITH FOR BEGINNERS was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. His latest novel is NIRVANA IS HERE. His stories, essays, creative non-fiction, and more have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Poets & Writers, Tin House, Subtropics, O, the Oprah Magazine, Details, Crazyhorse, Boulevard, and many others.
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