Jun 21-23, 2024

Ryan Chapman

Ryan Chapman’s satirical novel, The Audacity, has been described as “Martin Amis’s Money for really late, late capitalism,” and follows the implosion of a Theranos-like company, a collapsing marriage juxtaposed with a billionaires’ “philanthropy summit.” Join Chapman in conversation with Halimah Marcus, the author of Horse Girls, and Executive Director of Electric Literature, a nonprofit digital publisher. Presented in association with the DVAA and Radio Catskill.

Jun 22, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Krause Recital Hall, DVAA, 37 Main St, Narrowsburg, New York
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Ryan Chapman

Ryan Chapman is a Sri Lankan-American writer from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who currently lives in Kingston, New York. His novel The Audacity was published by Soho Press in April, and called “delicious satire” by Vanity Fair. His debut novel Riots I Have Known (Simon & Schuster, 2019) was longlisted for The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and named a best book of the year by Electric Literature and The Marshall Project. His criticism and humor pieces have appeared in Bookforum, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The New York Times, McSweeney’s, The Los Angeles Times, BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, Frieze, and elsewhere. He’s received fellowships from Millay Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the James Merrill House, and currently teaches at Vassar College and the Sewanee School of Letters. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and a contributing editor at BOMB.

Halimah Marcus

Halimah Marcus is the Executive Director of Electric Literature, a nonprofit digital publisher, and the editor of its weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading. She is also the editor of Horse Girls (Harper Perennial, 2021), an anthology that reclaims and recasts the horse girl stereotype, which was a New York Times “New and Noteworthy” pick. Her short stories have appeared in Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, One Story, BOMB, The Literary Review, and elsewhere.

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