Karen Russell

One of our favorite writers on the planet, who now lives in this approximate part of the planet (Portland), Karen Russell, author of the extraordinary story collections, St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, and the unforgettably wonderful novel, Swamplandia, is here tonight with a much-anticipated new book of stories, Orange World and Other Stories (Knopf). Glory be.

“A feast of invention and a fun house of surprising wisdom, Orange World contains a ghost-ship lodge, tourist trade in a post-apocalyptic drowned city, a tornado farm, a local succubus. Karen Russell moves from the farcical to the forbidden with tender conviction. Don’t miss this book of marvels!” –Louise Erdrich.

“Amidst the leading pack of talents Karen Russell writes the most like she’s on fire, as in: this close to revelations. Orange World is her best collection yet. Her imagination’s baroque syntax has been planed down to the absolute essentials, allowing the power of her vision to speak for itself…This is prophetic work written with clarifying fury.” –John Freeman, Lit Hub.

Co-presented by THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY and ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY. Free admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. More information here.

Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Seattle Public Central Library
1000 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
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