April 7, 2013

Kristopher Jansma spoke about his book, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, April 7, 2013. In this interview, Jansma speaks about writers as subjects, his own path to publication, and the new opportunities and challenges faced by his writing students.

Jansma’s debut novel is an exuberant and multi-faceted look at fiction and those who are driven to write it. A story of stories, some written, many lost, it follows the fortunes of an anonymous protagonist as he struggles to write, to love, and to be a good friend to Julian, a brilliant and tormented novelist.

You can watch the entire Politics & Prose event below.

The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143125020
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Published: Penguin Books - February 25th, 2014

May 13, 2013

Anthony Marra spoke about his book, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, at Politics & Prose on Monday, May 13, 2013.

Marra’s first novel is a vivid evocation of the heartbreak and resilience of war-torn Chechnya. Unfolding over five days in 2004, with generous flashbacks through the preceding decade, the narrative charts the literal and emotional minefield that is the village of Eldár, a place of missing fathers, missing sisters, and missing limbs. Focusing on eight-year-old Hakaa and the two doctors—the last in the area—who care for her, the story weaves past and present, betrayal and loyalty, for a novel that’s as brutally realistic as it is lyrically graceful.

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780770436421
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Published: Hogarth - February 4th, 2014

April 7, 2013

Jennifer Close spoke about her book, The Smart One, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, April 7, 2013.

In her second work of fiction, the author of Girls in White Dresses—and former P&P bookseller—offers a witty and insightful look at what happens when a parent of adult children does not have an empty nest. Weezey Coffey raised three children, only to have them return: one after a failed career, another after a broken engagement, and the third while in thrall to a high-maintenance girlfriend.

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ISBN: 9780307743701
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Published: Vintage - July 16th, 2013