Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore with Elissa Washuta

We’re glad to help celebrate the launch of The Freezer Door (Semiotext(e)/Native Agents), Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s Capitol Hill-centric, unclassifiable and fiercely beautiful memoir tonight, virtually hosted by Hugo House. Mattilda has appeared many times on our stage and theirs, as a performer, interlocutor, literary curator and all around troublemaker, and she takes center stage tonight to discuss her new book with Elissa Washuta, currently teaching at the Ohio State University. (Her second book, White Magic, will be published by Tin House in 2021).  

“Ferocious and tender, The Freezer Door, offers a complex  meditation on the trauma and possibility of searching for connection in a world that enforces bland norms of gender, sexual, and social conformity while claiming to celebrate diversity."

“In a happy paradox common to great literature, it's a book about not belonging that made me feel deeply less alone. I so admire its appetite to get down and dirty, to wield non sequitur with grace and power, to ponder the past while sticking with the present, to quest unceasingly. I stand deeply inspired and instructed by its great wit, candor, inventiveness, and majesty.” - Maggie Nelson.  

Matilda Bernstein Sycamore is the author of three novels and a memoir, and the editor of five nonfiction anthologies. Her memoir, The End of San Francisco, won a Lambda Literary Award, and her anthology, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform, was an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book.  Her latest title, the novel Sketchtasy, was one of NPR’s Best Books of 2018. She is currently at work on a new anthology, Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing up with the AIDS Crisis.

Signed books are available for purchase! 

 

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The Freezer Door (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781635901283
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Semiotext(e) - November 24th, 2020

Sketchtasy Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551527291
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 16th, 2018

The End of San Francisco Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780872865723
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: City Lights Publishers - City Lights Publishe - March 19th, 2013

Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781849350884
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: AK Press - January 31st, 2012

So Many Ways to Sleep Badly Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780872864689
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: City Lights Publishers - City Lights Publishe - September 1st, 2008

White Magic Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781951142391
Availability: Not Yet Published: Scroll Down to Product Details for Release Date
Published: Tin House Books - April 27th, 2021

My Body Is a Book of Rules Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781597099691
Availability: Not Available for Curbside Pickup; Ships in 2-10 Days
Published: Red Hen Press - August 12th, 2014

Date: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 7:00pm
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