Granta Best Young American Novelist Halle Butler will read from her novel The New Me, which follows thirty-year-old Millie as she spends her days dreaming of a full-time job offer, and the realization that follows when the offer finally comes. “A dark comedy of female rage. Halle Butler is a first-rate satirist of the horror show being sold to us as Modern Femininity. She is Thomas Bernhard in a bad mood, showing us the futility of betterment in an increasingly paranoid era of self-improvement. Hilarious.”—Catherine Lacey, author of Nobody Is Ever Missing and The Answers
Halle Butler is the author of the novel Jillian. She has been named a National Book Award Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree and a Granta Best Young American Novelist. She lives in Chicago.