In Conversation: Roxana Robinson with Amy Bloom

When:
June 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2019-06-06T16:00:00-04:00
2019-06-06T17:00:00-04:00
Where:
The Stable at The Mount
2 Plunkett St
Lenox, MA 01240
USA
Cost:
$15 General; $10 Members
Contact:
413-551-5100

Dawson's Fall Book CoverJoin authors Roxana Robinson and Amy Bloom as they discuss Robinson’s Dawson’s Fall, and the process of writing biographical fiction.

In Dawson’s Fall, we see America at its most fragile, fraught, and malleable. Set in 1889, in Charleston, South Carolina, Robinson’s tale weaves her family’s journal entries and letters with a novelist’s narrative grace, and spans the life of her tragic hero, Frank Dawson, as he attempts to navigate the country’s new political, social, and moral landscape.

Kirkus Reviews writes, “though the story is set mainly in the 1880s, its themes are up-to-the-minute; Robinson uses lynchings, duels, and sexual assaults to shed light on populism and toxic masculinity.”

Roxana Robinson

Roxana Robinson is the author of nine books: five novels, including Cost; three collections of short stories; and the biography Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life. Her work has appeared in The New YorkerThe AtlanticHarper’s MagazineThe New York TimesThe Washington PostBookForumBest American Short StoriesTin House and elsewhere. She teaches in the Hunter MFA Program and divides her time between New York, Connecticut, and Maine. She has received fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation. She was President of the Authors Guild from 2014-2017

Amy Bloom

Amy Bloom is the author of two New York Times best-sellers and three collections of short stories, a children’s book and a ground-breaking collection of essays. She’s been a nominee for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and numerous anthologies here and abroad. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, O Magazine and Vogue, among many other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award for Fiction. Her work has been translated into fifteen languages.

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