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May 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Emma Straub credit Jennifer Bastian

Emma Straub is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Vacationers, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and the short story collection, Other People We Married. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Elle, and Conde Nast Traveler, and she is a contributing writer for Rookie. Straub’s work has been published in fifteen countries.

In Modern Lovers, Emma Straub brings the same lovable dysfunction that she brought to the Post Family in The Vacationers, only this time the family is a family of friends. The Millions has likened the novel’s backdrop to a Noah Baumbach film, though Brooklyn Magazine points out that what Straub does with this familiar literary milieu “is smart and fresh, offering new insights into the lives of people all around us.” Like in The Vacationers, Straub again brings her keen observation and subtle wisdom to a story of relationships that explores ambition and pleasure, the excitement of youth and the shock of middle age, all while maintaining throughout that perfect balance of amusement, substance and tenderness. Elle confirms that Modern Lovers “has the smart, cool sensibility of Straub’s other novels,” and promises that “you’re sure to love this one just as much.”

“Girls Write Now is electric, filled with more ideas, energy, and power than all the lightbulbs in the Empire State Building. If these girls are the future, which of course they are, the future is glorious.” — Emma Straub, Girls Write Now Mentor Alum


May 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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