Susan Minot In Conversation with Knopf’s Jordan Pavlin via BookPassage.com (8/22)
Susan Minot, most recently author of WHY I DON’T WRITE (Knopf), will in virtual conversation with Jordan Pavlin, SVP & Editorial Director, Knopf, via BookPassage.com on Saturday, August 22 at 7:00pm (ET).
This superb collection of short fiction–Minot’s first in thirty years –spans many geographies. A writer dryly catalogs the myriad reasons she cannot write; an artist bicycles through protests in lower Manhattan and ruminates on an elusive lover; an old woman on her deathbed calls out for a man other than her husband; a hapless fifteen-year-old boy finds himself in sexual peril; two young people in the 1990s fall helplessly in love, then bicker just as helplessly, tortured by jealousy and mistrust. In each of these stories Minot explores the difficult geometry of human relations, the lure of love and physical desire, and the lifelong quest for meaning and connection. Her characters are all searching for truth, in feeling and in action, as societal norms are upended and justice and coherence flounder.
Susan Minot is an award-winning novelist, short-story writer, poet, and screenwriter. Her first novel, Monkeys, was published in a dozen countries and won the Prix Femina Étranger in France. Her novel Evening was a worldwide bestseller and became a major motion picture. She received her MFA from Columbia University and lives with her daughter in New York City and on an island off the coast of Maine.
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