Join us on Sunday, June 5th for a conversation with authors Sophie McManus and Stephanie Clifford on how Edith Wharton sparks the imagination of writers in the 21st century. 100 years after Edith, both Clifford and McManus have written their debut novels inspired by the themes and issues Wharton brought forward during her own life time.
Sophie McManus is the author of The Unfortunates, which was a finalist for the 2015 Discover Award, the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, and named a notable book by The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Time, Paste, and Time Out (New York) among others. Her work has appeared in American Short Fiction, O Magazine, Tin House, and elsewhere. She teaches writing in Brooklyn, New York.
As a New York Times reporter, Loeb-award winning journalist Stephanie Clifford covered courts, business and media. Everybody Rise, her first book, was a New York Times bestseller, with movie rights optioned by Fox 2000. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard, she grew up in Seattle and lives in Brooklyn.