Join us for a reading, conversation, and book signing in celebration of You Will Never Be Forgotten: Stories by Mary South. For this event, May will be in conversation with Maryse Meijer.
Register HERE for this free event. Registration is encouraged but not required.
An architect draws questionable inspiration from her daughter’s birth defect. A content moderator for “the world’s biggest search engine,” who spends her days culling videos of beheadings and suicides, turns from stalking her rapist online to following him in real life. At a camp for recovering internet trolls, a sensitive misfit goes missing. A wounded mother raises the second incarnation of her child. In You Will Never Be Forgotten, Mary South explores how technology can both collapse our relationships from within and provide opportunities for genuine connection. This incendiary debut marks the arrival of a perceptive, idiosyncratic, instantly recognizable voice in fiction.
Mary South is a graduate of Northwestern University and the MFA program in fiction at Columbia University, where she was chosen for a Henfield scholarship. For many years, she has worked with Diane Williams as an editor at the literary journal NOON. She is also a former intern in the New Yorker’s fiction department and a Bread Loaf work-study fellow. Her writing has appeared in the Believer, Electric Literature, and Words Without Borders. The writer Maile Meloy awarded her story “Not Setsuko” an honorable mention in the Zoetrope: All Story fiction contest. She lives in New York.
Maryse Meijer is the author of Heartbreaker, Northwood, and Rag. She lives in Chicago.
Accessibility: Our store is wheelchair accessible, including one restroom. Seating is first-come, first-serve, but we are happy to reserve seats for people with disabilities. We have LED lighting that can be adjusted with dimmers. Contact the bookstore for seating reservations or other questions at 773-769-9299.