KRISTEN ARNETT in conversation with Lyz Lenz

July 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Queer fiction and essay writer Kristen Arnett will read from Mostly Dead Things, named a Most Anticipated Book of 2019 at Esquire, The Week, BuzzFeed, NYLON, Bustle, HuffPost, and The Boston Globe. “Mostly Dead Things is one of the strangest and funniest and most surprising first novels I've ever read. A love letter to Florida and to family, to half-lit swamps and the 7/11, and to the beasts that only pretend to hold their poses inside us.”—Karen Russell

Kristen Arnett has garnered a remarkable following through her column on libraries for Literary Hub, the recurring series of literary pet cartoons she created with Mary Laura Philpott, and her perennially-funny Twitter hijinks. She won the 2017 Coil Book Award for her debut short fiction collection, Felt in the Jaw, and was awarded Ninth Letter's 2015 Literary Award in Fiction. She's a columnist for Literary Hub and her work has either appeared or is upcoming at North American Review, The Normal School, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Guernica, Electric Literature, Volume 1 Brooklyn, Bennington Review, Tin House Flash Fridays/The Guardian, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She will be joined in conversation by Lyz Lenz, writer for The Rumpus and author of the forthcoming book, God Land.