Amelia Gray in conversation with Alexandra Kleeman
June 20, 2017, 7:00 PM
Amelia Gray’s Isadora uses the scaffolding of Isadora Duncan's life and spirit to deliver a stirringly imaginative portrait of the artist. In 1913, the restless world sat on the brink of unimaginable suffering. But for one woman, the darkness of a new era had already made itself at home. Isadora Duncan would come to be known as the mother of modern dance, but that spring she was a grieving mother after a freak accident in Paris robbed her of two young children. In her breakout novel, Gray obliterates the mannered portrait of a dancer and introduces the reader to a woman who lived and loved without limits, even in the darkest days of her life.
Amelia Gray is the author of several books, including AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, THREATS, and Gutshot. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She has been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and is the winner of the FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest. She lives in Los Angeles.