Inside the Writers House: Sarah Moss & Kristen Roupenian
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 09:50am - 10:50am
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Join us for an virtual session with acclaimed authors (via video chat/Skype) for an inside eye on their working life. Visits are conversational and elastic, molded by audience questions, and may include author readings and personal home "tours."


Ghost Wall has been called a "compact, riveting book" (The New York Times), "a short, sharp tale of suspense... [with] large and urgent themes" (New Yorker), "a master class in compressing an unbearable sense of dread into a book that can be read in a single horrified and admiring hour" (The Wall Street Journal), "rare... uncanny... weird and distinctive... beautifully written" (NPR), "a short, sharp shock of a book that closes around you like a vice as you read it" (Guardian), "an intoxicating concoction" (Independent), "a wonderful literary curiosity" (Times). “I stayed up half the night gulping down Sarah Moss’s slim, unnervingly tense novel. Ghost Wall has subtlety, wit, and the force of a rock to the head: an instant classic.” ―Emma Donoghue, author of Room.

Roupenian's short story, “Cat Person,” went viral after being published in The New Yorker. It's included in her debut collection, You Know You Want This, which has been called "excellent" (NPR), "sharp and perverse, dark and bizarre, unrelenting and utterly bananas" (Carmen Maria Machado), "scintillating... glorious" (Boston Globe), "unsettling, memorable, and—maybe perversely—very, very fun" (Kirkus, starred review), "uncannily great" (Miranda July), and "a wrecking ball... a raucous, visceral page-turner that tunnels into the heart of relationships gone awry, modern-day miscommunications, and other horrors of being human" (Jeff VanderMeer).“What’s special about ‘Cat Person,’ and the rest of the stories in You Know You Want This, is the author’s expert control of language, character, story—her ability to write stories that feel told, and yet so unpretentious and accessible that we think they must be true.”—The New York Times Book Review

Open to the public. 



Location Plangere, Murray Hall, Room 302, 510 George Street
Hosted by Alex Dawson.