Me on Monday at Bard.
When the astonishing literary fantasist Elizabeth Hand visited Bard College nearly a decade ago and gave such a brilliant reading, I promised myself I'd have he...r up again. Luckily, I've kept that promise to myself, so hope any of you in the Hudson Valley who are free on Monday will come join us and encounter this woman's brilliance and magic. 2:30, Weis Cinema, free and open to all!
About Hard Light:
"Nerve-jangling and addictive, Elizabeth Hand’s Hard Light offers up a signature Cass Neary tale of moral ambivalence, keen betrayal and a dark lushness that leaps off the page. And with Cass―relentless in her dangerous curiosity, her ruthless art of survival―Hand has created an anti-hero for the ages. We’d follow her anywhere, into any glittery abyss, and do." --Megan Abbott
"Elizabeth Hand's Cass Neary novels, rightly praised for their icy tension and rema...
So I'm trying to recall my first illicit book -- I think it might have been Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen (Alexa Shulman?), which was in the Pound Ridge Library, so not THAT illicit. My experience wasn'ty anywhere near as exciting as that of my eleven-year-old nephew, who got to read 50 Shades of Grey on a transatlantic flight -- he was sitting between two women of a certain age, both reading it on their Kindles ... (Hi, Barb!)
For those of you in London, I'll be reading/signing at Forbidden Planet this Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 PM.
Today's Daily Deal via Amazon: Winterlong for $1.99!
Early reviews of the UK editions of Generation Loss:
And on Sunday I'll be with the fabulous Dawn Tripp at Partners Village Store in beautiful Westport, Mass.
On Saturday I'll be at the Newport Public Library from 1 - 3 with four other writers: Dawn Tripp, Nicole Bernier, Laura Harrington, Joan Wickersham. Should be a wonderful event!
I'll be reading on Sunday May 12, 3 PM, in Westport, Mass. (about half an hour from Providence & Newport) — Mother's Day. Because what could be nicer than for Mom to meet Cass Neary?
SF Weekly on Errantry:
Craig Gidney on Errantry. DInesen is one of my very favorite writers — I reread "Copenhagen Season" every year (and come to think of it, it's time!).