This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.
Three debut novelists, with moderator Douglas Silver, discuss the experience of writing and publishing their first book-length works.
Jessamyn Hope’s short fiction and memoirs have appeared in Ploughshares, Five Points, and PRISM international, among other magazines. She was the Susannah McCorkle Scholar in Fiction at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and has an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College.
Sara Nović was born in 1987 and has lived in the United States and Croatia. She recently graduated from the MFA program at Columbia University, where she studied fiction and literary translation. She is the fiction editor at Blunderbuss Magazine and teaches writing at Columbia University and the Fashion Institute of Technology.
In 2012, Tracy O'Neill received the Emerging Writers Fellowship from the Center for Fiction. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Granta, Guernica, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and The Literarian. You can also read her nonfiction online in The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Vice, Bookforum, The L Magazine, and Tweed's.
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