Join us for a joint author reading featuring Blair Hurley & Jaclyn Gilbert. The two authors will be reading from their recently published novels, The Devoted by Blair Hurley and Late Air by Jaclyn Gilbert.
The two authors will be reading from their books and discussing the shared themes of perfectionism, devotion, and obsession. They will examine questions of point-of-view, character development, and narrative arc, as well as interrogate how these questions became essential to writing and publishing their debut novels.
Blair Hurley received her A.B. from Princeton University and her M.F.A. from NYU. Her stories are published or forthcoming in Ninth Letter, West Branch, Mid-American Review, Washington Square, Hayden's Ferry Review, and elsewhere. She received a 2018 Pushcart Prize and scholarships from Bread Loaf and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Her debut novel, The Devoted, is now available from W.W. Norton & Company.
Jaclyn Gilbert received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and BA from Yale University. She is the recipient of a research fellowship from the New York Public Library, a contributor to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and her work has appeared in Post Road Magazine, Tin House, Lit Hub, and elsewhere. She has led writing workshops at the Valhalla Correctional Facility, the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, and Curious-on-Hudson in Dobbs Ferry. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and Weimaraner, Phin. Late Air is her first novel.