Inside the Writers House Presents: Maryse Meijer
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 09:50am - 11:10am

Please join us Tues. Sept 29 at 9:50 AM for the next installment of RU's Inside the Writers House, when Writers House instructor Alex Dawson talks with Maryse Meijer, author of The Seventh Mansion, "a strange and inventive first novel... a sensitive, nuanced meditation on radical politics, queerness, and the responsibility of care" (Kirkus). Maryse Meijer is the author of the story collections Heartbreaker and Rag, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Pick and a finalist for the Chicago Review of Books Award for Fiction, as well as the novella Northwood. She lives in Chicago. 

"Maryse Meijer's The Seventh Mansion is one of the best books I've read in years. I feel like I've been waiting all my life for this book, like it was written specifically for me. It does what I treasure most in fiction: it takes the grotesqIWH w. Maryse Meijerue and makes it gorgeous. It humanizes all of us by humanizing one of us. Meijer makes the unholy holy, turns the grim dark into the blinding light. I don't recall reading a book simultaneously so horrifying and so romantic. This book made me dizzy with writer's envy and did that most wonderful of things: it made me want to try harder, be better. The Seventh Mansion is aflame with passion and I want to burn inside it forever." --Daniel Kraus, coauthor of The Shape of Water (with Guillermo del Toro)



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