Sigrid Nunez with Karen Maeda Allman
The winner of the 2018 National Book Award for her novel, The Friend, Sigrid Nunez this evening does a presentation originally slated for this past spring as part of Hugo House’s Words Work craft series. Her craft talk, ‘Giving Full Play to the Imagination,’ on playfulness, imagination, and how to give in to the pull toward the unknown, will be followed by a moderated q&a session with Elliott Bay’s Karen Maeda Allman.
Sigrid Nunez has written seven novels, a marvelous memoir of Susan Sontage (Sempre Susan), and has a brand-new novel due out within two weeks after this evening, What Are You Going Through (Riverhead). “Short, sharp, and quietly brutal. . . spare and elegant and immediate. . . [What Are You Going Through] is concerned with the biggest possible questions and confronts them so bluntly it is sometimes jarring: How should we live in the face of so much suffering? Dryly funny and deeply tender.”—Kirkus Reviews.
Presented by Hugo House.