June 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Pulitzer prizewinning author Jennifer Egan will read from her best-selling historical novel Manhattan Beach. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. With the atmosphere of a noir thriller, it follows Anna into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men. “I don’t know a better writer working today. There is a generosity in her prose that is vastly enlivening to its reader and brings about that beautiful effect fiction sometimes causes: more, and better-grounded, fondness for reality, just as it is."—George Saunders

Jennifer Egan is the author A Visit From the Goon Squad, The Invisible Circus, Look at Me, and The Keep. Also a journalist, she has written for New York Times Magazine, and her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers, Granta and McSweeney's. She lives in Brooklyn.