Kathryn Schulz with Claire Dederer

In Lost & Found: A Memoir (Random House), New Yorker writer Kathryn Schulz, author of the well-received On Being Wrong, and even better known in these parts for her Pulitzer Prize-winning piece, ‘The Really Big One,’ on the earthquake due here, has written a beautiful and remarkable book, touching at once on life’s smallest & biggest elements. How we lose & get lost, from the most mundane to the most profound, & similarly, with what we find, & with what finds us, she writes with stunning insight and concision. The ampersand (&) also gets its due, as readers who’ve been finding their way to this book since its release early this year have known. We’re delighted to now be helping present her in person, should all go to plan.

Kathryn Schulz has a singular way of turning a familiar idea around and around until it becomes cosmic, geological, wondrous. In Lost & Found she turns a memoir of love and death into an exploration of the way chance becomes fate and grief intertwines with gratitude. To read her is to be quietly amazed at hidden depths and histories—as if you were to discover a map of a continent written in the palm of your hand.”—Jia Tolentino.

“An extraordinary gift of a book, a tender, searching meditation on love and loss and what it means to be human. I wept at it, laughed with it, was entirely fascinated by it. I emerged feeling as if the world around me had been made anew.”—Helen Macdonald.

Making what should be a memorable evening even more so will be Seattle writer Claire Dederer’s being on hand in conversation. She is the author of Love and Trouble and Poser.

Co-presented by Elliott Bay Book Company and Hugo House.


Free registration/information



Lost & Found: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525512462
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - January 11th, 2022

Hugo House
1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 7:00pm
Time Zone: 
Author Image: 
Custom Book Image: