Deb Olin Unferth & Fiona Maazel
April 20, 2017, 7:00 PM
Deb Olin Unferth’s Wait Till You See Me Dance is a story collection that lures you in with its seeming lightheartedness before swerving in sudden and surprising ways to reveal the rage and despair that have taken up residence at the heart of the American dream. Fiona Maazel’s A Little More Human is a novel rife with layers of paranoia and conspiracy. It questions how well we really know ourselves, showcasing an author at her tragicomic, freewheeling best. Unferth and Maazel are two authors at the cutting edge of contemporary fiction.
Deb Olin Unferth is the author of the collection of stories Minor Robberies, the novel Vacation, and the memoir, Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War, which was a finalist for a 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work has appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, NOON, the Paris Review, and Tin House. She lives in Austin, Texas.
Fiona Maazel is the author of Woke Up Lonely and Last Last Chance. She is winner of the Bard Fiction Prize and a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree. Her work has appeared in Bomb, Bookforum, Conjunctions, Fence, Glamour, Harper’s, the Millions, n+1, the New York Times, Ploughshares, Salon, This American Life, the Village Voice, and elsewhere. She teaches at Princeton University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.