Simon Van Booy in conversation with Sarah Braunstein

July 28, 2021 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom

Please join us for a reading and conversation with Simon Van Booy to celebrate the release of Night Came with Many StarsHe will be joined in conversation by author Sarah Braunstein.

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Dani Shapiro, author of New York Times Bestseller Inheritance says of the book, "I have long loved the work of Simon Van Booy, and this spare, gorgeously-written novel may be his best yet. These unforgettable characters and the intersection of their destinies through time form a pattern as true and human and beautiful as life itself."

Simon Van Booy is the award-winning and best-selling author of fifteen books that include: Night Came with Many Stars, The Secret Lives of People in Love (short-listed for the Vilcek Prize), Love Begins in Winter (awarded the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award), Everything Beautiful Began After, The Illusion of Separateness, Tales of Accidental Genius, Father's Day, The Sadness of Beautiful Things (short-listed for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize), two novels for children, Gertie Milk & The Keeper of Lost Things and Gertie Milk & The Great Keeper Rescue, along with three anthologies of philosophy, Why We Fight, Why Our Decisions Don't Matter and Why We Need Love.

He has written for The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, National Public Radio, the BBC, and the Chinese edition of ELLE. His books have been translated into many languages and optioned for film.

Sarah Braunstein is the author of The Sweet Relief of Missing Children. In 2010, she was named one of 5 Under 35 fiction writers by the National Book Foundation, and she received a 2007 Rona Jaffe Writer's Award. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy, Ploughshares, The Sun, and many other magazines. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and teaches at Colby College.