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Rising young stars of literary fiction Emma Straub, Owen King & KELLY BRAFFET join Oblong Books co-owner Suzanna Hermans in a discussion about fiction writing in the new millennium. Topics being discussed will include:
- Knowing your audience: Is it necessary to write with your readers in mind or just write? - Getting published (or not): Just how tough is it out there today? - Can you make a living writing literary fiction, or do you need a day job? - Where do you see the future of fiction going in the next 25 years? - The impact of the blogosphere and new media on young writers working today.
Whether you are a professional writer already working, a student of creative writing or a reader of fiction with aspirations - please join us for what promises to be an active & lively discussion.
Emma Straub is the author of Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her latest book The Vacationers, out this month from Riverhead Books, is an irresistible, deftly observed novel about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s two-week stay in Mallorca.Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in Vogue, New York Magazine, Tin House, The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, and the The Paris Review Daily. She is a staff writer for Rookie. Straub lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn. Owen King's epic debut novel, Double feature, about a young man coming to terms with his life in the process and aftermath of making his first film, is out in paperback this June. In the book Filmmaker Sam Dolan has a difficult relationship with his father, B-movie actor Booth Dolan—a boisterous, opinionated, lying lothario whose screen legacy falls somewhere between cult hero and pathetic. Allie, Sam’s dearly departed mother, was a woman whose only fault, in Sam’s eyes, was her eternal affection for his father.
“Double feature is a beautiful, wrenching beginning, and Owen King is a young writer of immense promise.” – Larry McMurtry
KELLY BRAFFET KELLY BRAFFET is the author of the novels Save yourself, Josie and Jack and Last Seen Leaving. Her writing has been published in The Fairy Tale Review, Post Road, and several anthologies. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University and currently lives in upstate New York with her husband, the author Owen King. Moderator SUZANNA HERMANS is co-owner of Oblong Books & Music with her father Dick Hermans. Suzanna will guide the panel discussion at this event and also weigh in to give a bookseller's perspective on the current face of fiction.
Location: Street: 6422 Montgomery St., Suite 6 City: Rhinebeck, Province: New York Postal Code: 12572-0482 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)