Anna Quinn with Erica Bauermeister
Down and over from Port Townsend is debut novelist Anna Quinn, who also comes as a highly regarded writing teacher, and owner of both the Writers’ Workshoppe and Imprint Bookstore. Besides playing a vital role in literary life in those ways, she is now also doing so with her terrific first novel, The Night Child (Blackstone Publishing). A Seattle high school teacher is quietly living life - teaching and having a family. Reality is suddenly altered.
“What I had not expected was the surprise of being so completely in character with someone experiencing the kind of disassociation Quinn portrays. I don’t think I have ever read such a strong rendition from the inside of such a dilemma, and more complexly, she made me care about Nora and identify with her. That’s a very wonderful and difficult accomplishment.” -Dorothy Allison.
“I loved this book so much…I entered Quinn’s book and lost myself and exited her book changed … For me this book is about destruction and creation. It revolves around the early destruction of a child and her recreation (survival) as an adult, the destruction of an adult once her past explodes into her present tense and her recreation-tenuous but real-into the next chapter of her life…Readers will love it.” –Lidia Yuknavitch.
With Anna Quinn in conversation this evening will be Seattle writer Erica Bauermeister, most recently author of The Lost Art of Mixing.