Join us for the an author conversation featuring Jeannie Vanasco and Daniel Raeburn. The two will be discussing Vanasco's highly anticipated memoir, THE GLASS EYE. The night before her father dies, eighteen-year-old Jeannie Vanasco promises she will write a book for him. But this isn't the book she imagined. THE GLASS EYE is Jeannie's struggle to honor her father, her larger-than-life hero but also the man who named her after his daughter from a previous marriage, a daughter who died. After his funeral, Jeannie spends the next decade in escalating mania, in and out of hospitals—increasingly obsessed with the other Jeanne. Obsession turns to investigation as Jeannie plumbs her childhood awareness of her dead half sibling and hunts for clues into the mysterious circumstances of her death.
Jeannie Vanasco has written for the Believer, Little Star Journal, NewYorker.com, Times Literary Supplement, Tin House, and elsewhere. Born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio, she now lives in Baltimore and teaches at Towson University.
Daniel Raeburn’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, and The Imp, his series of booklets about underground cartoonists. He is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the National Endowment for the Arts. He and his wife and two daughters live in Chicago, where he teaches nonfiction writing at the University of Chicago.