Join us at WORD Greenpoint for an evening with Carrie Laben, author of the new literary horror novel A Hawk in the Woods. She'll be joined in conversation by Cara Hoffman, author of Running and Be Safe I Love You.
ABOUT CARRIE LABEN
Carrie Laben is the author of A Hawk in the Woods, coming from Word Horde in March 2019. Her work has appeared in such venues as Apex, The Dark, Indiana Review, Okey-Panky, and Outlook Springs. In 2017 she won the Shirley Jackson Award in Short Fiction for her story “Postcards from Natalie” and Duke University’s Documentary Essay Prize for the essay “The Wrong Place." In 2015 she was selected for the Anne LaBastille Memorial Writer’s Residency and in 2018 she was a MacDowell Fellow. She now resides in Queens.
ABOUT CARA HOFFMAN
Cara Hoffman is the author of Running, a New York Times Editor's Choice, an Esquire Magazine Best Book of 2017, and an Autostraddle Best Queer and Feminist Book of 2017. She first received national attention in 2011 with the publication of So Much Pretty which sparked a national dialogue on violence and retribution and was named Best Suspense Novel of the year by the New York Times Book Review. Her second novel, Be Safe I Love You, was nominated for a Folio prize, named one of the Five Best Modern War Novels by the Telegraph, and won a Sundance Institute Global Film Making Award. She is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including MacDowell Fellowship and a Edward Albee Fellowship. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Paris Review, Rolling Stone, Salon, and Bookforum. She has appeared on NPR, and on ABC with George Stephanopoulos, and has been a visiting writer at Columbia, St. John’s, and Oxford University.
When newscaster Abby Waite is diagnosed with a potentially terminal illness, she decides to do the logical thing... break her twin sister Martha out of prison and hit the road. Their destination is the Waite family cabin in Minnesota where Abby plans a family reunion of sorts.
From the critically acclaimed author of Be Safe I Love You comes a haunting novel of love, friendship, and survival set in the red light district of Athens in the 1980s that New York magazine calls "a gauzy portrait of youthful longing, sticky romance, and regret."