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May-Lan Tan and Elizabeth Mikesch in Conversation

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Come join us for a reading and conversation between May-Lan Tan, author of “Things to Make and Break” and Elizabeth Mikesch, author of Niceties: Aural Ardor, Pardon Me

Praise for “Things to Make and Break”

ELLE, “The 28 Best Books to Read in Fall 2018” 

“With this provocative debut, Tan proves herself a sharp chronicler of contemporary romance.” —Publishers Weekly

“There’s plenty of darkness and a sprinkling of magic, and these strange, flinty, cigarette-stained narratives speed by, offering lots of surface tension and compelling deeper passions.” —The Guardian

Praise for Niceties:

“It will hardly do the trick to say that NICETIES is a breath of fresh air. In Elizabeth Mikesch’s compressedly melodious prose, a reader inhales purifying drafts of something entirely unexpected in these literary dog days—not some novelty intoxicant concocted as a careerist stunt but some rarer ether releasing itself at long last into the world to dazzle, yes, but also to clarify so much of what we had never dreamed clarifiable about the ecstasy of our human mess.”

—Gary Lutz

Earlier Event: October 4
Reading with Emily O'Neill