JONATHAN LEE in conversation with Garth Greenwell

March 24, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

British writer Jonathan Lee will read from and talk about his new novel, High Dive, in a special in-conversation event with local author Garth Greenwell. High Dive takes place in September 1984. A bomb was planted at the Grand Hotel in the seaside town of Brighton, England, set to explode in twenty-four days when the British prime minister and her entire cabinet would be staying there. High Dive not only takes us inside this audacious assassination attempt a decisive act of violence on the world stage but also imagines its way into a group of unforgettable characters.

Jonathan Lee’s recent fiction has appeared in Tin House, Granta, and A Public Space,  among other magazines. High Dive is his first novel to be published in the United States. He lives in Brooklyn, where he is a contributing editor for Guernica and a regular contributor to The Paris Review Daily.  

Garth Greenwell is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the author of What Belongs to You.

"High Dive is a novel so smart and compassionate and beautifully written that it asks for total immersion. A reader will hold her breath for long, perfectly-paced stretches, and she will surface, dizzied, at the end.” —Lauren Groff