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Fiona Maazel & Leslie Jamison


Tuesday, April 8 | 7:00 PM BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY

Join us for a reading and conversation with APS contributors Fiona Maazeland Leslie Jamison in celebration of their books Woke Up Lonely and The Empathy Exams. Cosponsored with Graywolf Press. More details here.

Fiona Maazel

is the author of the novels A Little More Human, Woke Up Lonely, and Last Last Chance. She is a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, winner of the Bard Prize for Fiction, and a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree, which feels way less potent now that she is 44. Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2017, Book Forum, Conjunctions, Harper’s, The New York Times, Ploughshares, Salon, Selected Shorts, This American Life, Tin House, and elsewhere. She is the Director of Communications for Measures for Justice, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Leslie Jamison

was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Los Angeles. Since then, she has lived in Iowa, Nicaragua, New Haven, and (currently) Brooklyn. She has worked as a baker, an office temp, an innkeeper, a tutor, and a medical actor. These days, she teaches at the Columbia University M.F.A program, where she directs the nonfiction concentration. Her new book, a collection of essays called Make it Scream, Make it Burn, comes out in September 2019. She has also written a novel, The Gin Closet, a collection of essays, The Empathy Exams, and a critical memoir, The Recovering. Her work has appeared in places including The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Oxford American, A Public Space, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Believer.

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