Sigrid Nunez with Karen Maeda Allman

The winner of the 2018 National Book Award for her novel, The Friend, Sigrid Nunez this evening does a presentation originally slated for this past spring as part of Hugo House’s Words Work craft series. Her craft talk, ‘Giving Full Play to the Imagination,’ on playfulness, imagination, and how to give in to the pull toward the unknown, will be followed by a moderated q&a session with Elliott Bay’s Karen Maeda Allman.

Sigrid Nunez has written seven novels, a marvelous memoir of Susan Sontage (Sempre Susan), and has a brand-new novel due out within two weeks after this evening, What Are You Going Through (Riverhead). “Short, sharp, and quietly brutal. . .  spare and elegant and immediate. . . [What Are You Going Through] is concerned with the biggest possible questions and confronts them so bluntly it is sometimes jarring: How should we live in the face of so much suffering? Dryly funny and deeply tender.”—Kirkus Reviews.

Presented by Hugo House.


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The Friend: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735219458
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

What Are You Going Through: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593191415
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2020

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 7:00pm
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