Kate Wisel & Lucy Tan
This afternoon, two authors read from their work and talk about their different paths to publication. Kate Wisel reads from her debut collection, Driving in Cars with Homeless Men: Stories (University of Pittsburgh Press), winner of Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize is a love letter to women moving through violence. These linked stories are set in the streets and the bars, the old homes, the tiny apartments, and the landscape of a working-class Boston. With riotous energy and rage, the women portrayed run towards the future in the hopes of untangling themselves from failure to succeed and fail again. Reading with Kate Wisel tonight is her friend, the Seattle author Lucy Tan, author of What We Were Promised (now out in paperback from Back Bay Books), a novel set in modern Shanghai.