Brandon Taylor in conversation with Christian Lorentzen

June 22, 2021 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom

Please join us for a reading and conversation with Brandon Taylor to celebrate the release of his new collection of stories, Filthy AnimalsHe will be joined in conversation by Christian Lorentzen.

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Filthy Animals has been named a Most Anticipated Book of the Year by Time, Elle, Enterntainment Weekly, Cosmopolitan, O: The Oprah Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, BuzzFeed, Vulture, Thrillist, The Week, Lit Hub, The Rumpus, The Millions, and Paperback ParisO: The Oprah Magazine says, “With Filthy Animals, [Taylor] applies his captivating, precise prose to the short form. These linked narratives thoughtfully examine a group of brainy Midwesterners dwelling deep inside their own heads, falling forward into one another’s orbits.” Laura van den Berg says, “The characters at the heart of this elegant storm of stories are ablaze with risk and tenderness. Their voices are bright and clear, the contours of their pains and desires sharp and urgent. A profoundly gifted writer.” 

Brandon Taylor is the author of the novel Real Life, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, as well as The National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize and the 2021 Young Lions Fiction Award. His work has appeared in Guernica, American Short Fiction, Gulf Coast, Buzzfeed Reader, O: The Oprah Magazine, Gay Mag, The New Yorker online, The Literary Review, and elsewhere. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow.  

He will be joined in conversation by Christian Lorentzen, an essayist and critic based in Brooklyn. He is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books, Bookforum, and Harper's Magazine and a contributing writer for Air Mail.