Master of razor-edged literary humor, Binnie Kirshenbaum, will return to Prairie Lights to read from her first novel in a decade, Rabbits for Food. "Brilliant insight and gleaming prose light up this report from the darkest interior, where Binnie Kirshenbaum's acerbic, grieving, all-too clear-sighted protagonist has become imprisoned by despair. Enduring love is no match here for irremediable loss, but Kirshenbaum conducts us on the journey with steady authorial nerves, high-wire insouciance, quicksilver wit, and limitless compassion."—Deborah Eisenberg
Binnie Kirshenbaum is the author of seven novels and one short story collection. Her novels have been chosen as Notable Books of the Year by The Chicago Tribune, NPR, TIME, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Washington Post. Her work has been translated into seven languages. She lives in New York City and is a professor of Creative Writing at Columbia University's School of the Arts.