The Strand Bookstore Presents Susan Minot In Conversation with Jonathan Ames via Zoom (8/5)

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Susan Minot, whose latest book is WHY I DON’T WRITE: And Other Stories (Knopf), will be in conversation with Jonathan Ames, hosted by The Strand bookstore via Zoom on Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00 pm (ET).

Minot’s superb collection of short fiction is her first in thirty years and spanning many geographies. 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. Urgent and immediate, precisely observed, deeply felt, and gorgeously written, the stories in WHY I DON’T WRITE showcase an author at the top of her form.

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.

Jonathan Ames is the author of I Pass Like Night, The Extra Man, What’s Not to Love?, My Less Than Secret Life, and Wake Up, Sir! He is the winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship and lives in New York City, where he performs frequently as a storyteller in theaters and nightclubs. Many of his books are being adapted for film and television.

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Posted: August 4, 2020