Charles Baxter with Natalie Bakopoulos
We are delighted to present this evening with one of the most accomplished fiction writers at work today, Charles Baxter. A master in the short-story, novel, and essay, and a revered teacher from long tenure at both the University of Michigan and the University of Minnesota, he visits virtually this evening with his much-awaited new novel, The Sun Collective (Pantheon).
“Only the supremely talented Charles Baxter could write a novel that combines blistering social critique with humor, mysticism, passion, and grief. The Sun Collective speaks directly to the unsettled time in which we live. The characters in this brilliant, beautiful, and deeply insightful book will live on in your imagination for years.”—Julie Schumacher.
“Fiction virtuoso Baxter’s artistry and merciless insights are in full, intoxicating flower in this sinuous, dark, and dramatic tale . . . He has brilliantly choreographed a wholly unnerving plunge into alarming aberrations private and public, festering political catastrophe, and woefully warped love.”—Booklist.
Charles Baxter appears in conversation with Natalie Bakopoulos, author of Scorpionfish (Tin House Books) and The Green Shore (Simon & Schuster). Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Granta, Ploughshares, and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. She’s an assistant professor of creative writing at Wayne State University in Detroit and a faculty member of the summer program Writing Workshops in Greece.