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Saturday, October 28 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Fiction: Missed Connections

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“Only connect,” E. M. Forster famously wrote as the epigraph to his novel Howards End. The imperative to connect and the challenges of doing so meaningfully are perhaps even more crucial today. In this session, we’ll hear from three astute novelists who write with urgency about the interconnectedness of human lives. Celeste Ng, whose second novel, Little Fires Everywhere, is a New York Times bestseller, examines the uneasy tensions between an affluent community and the disruptive newcomers in their midst, in a novel Kirkus calls “mesmerizing.” In Three Floors Up, bestselling Israeli novelist Eshkol Nevo employs a Tel Aviv apartment building as a microcosm of wider society, by profiling its inhabitants and their struggles to form genuine relationships. And in National Book Award winner Lily Tuck’s slight but intense novel Sisters, she portrays a narrator who feels an oppressive connection to her husband’s first wife, despite her desires for a fresh start. Connecting these three insightful authors is moderator and novelist Dawn Tripp, author most recently of the national bestseller Georgia.


Moderators
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Dawn Tripp

Dawn Tripp is a winner of the Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction and author of three novels set in New England: Moon Tide, The Season of Open Water, and Game of Secrets, a Boston Globe bestseller. Her essays have appeared in publications including the Virginia Quarterly Review, The Believer, The Rumpus, Psychology Today, and NPR. Her most recent work, Georgia--a national bestseller and Indie Next pick--is a historical novel of Georgia... Read More →

Presenters
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Eshkol Nevo

Eshkol Nevo is is one of the major forces driving modern Israeli literature. A successful author in his own right, he is also the owner and manager of a major private creative writing school in Israel and is helping to mentor the next generation of Israel’s writers. Although Nevo writes in Hebrew, his work has been translated extensively and has proven successful internationally. He has received literary awards in France and Italy as well as in Israel. Some of his most popular novels are Homesick (2004), World Cup Wishes (2007), and Neuland (2011). His 2015 novel Three Floors Up was a bestseller in Israel and has been adapted to the stage. It is also his latest work in translation in English and is released this... Read More →
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Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng is the author of the book that took 2014 by storm, Everything I Never Told You, which tells the story of an Asian American family dealing with the fallout from the death of their beloved middle daughter. The novel was the recipient of the Massachusetts Book Award, the Medici Book Club Prize, the... Read More →
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Lily Tuck

Lily Tuck is a National Book Award-winning author whose novels explore the lives of women at different stages of life and love. Born in Paris, Tuck has lived in many different countries and on several different continents; her international experiences have also informed her fiction. Tuck is the author of Interviewing Matisse or The Woman Who Died Standing Up (1991); The Woman Who Walked on Water (1996); Siam or the Woman Who Shot a Man: A Novel... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
BPL Rabb Hall 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA