Inprint | Jennifer Egan & Claire Messud

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 7:30pm
501 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002

General admission tickets $5 on sale Tuesday, September 19, 2017

JENNIFER EGAN’s 2011 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel A Visit from the Goon Squad was hailed as “a new classic of American fiction” by Time magazine. Also a winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and named as one of the best books of the year by the Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Washington Post, the novel, according to The Daily Beast, cemented Egan’s “reputation as one of America’s best, and least predictable, literary novelists.” Her other works include the national bestseller The Keep, the National Book Award finalist Look at Me, Emerald City and Other Stories, and The Invisible Circus, which was made into a feature film starring Cameron Diaz. Also an award-winning journalist, she writes frequently for the New York Times Magazine. Egan will read from Manhattan Beach, coming out in October, her first historical novel, set in the 1930s and 40s, as the Brooklyn Naval Yard’s first female diver learns more about the mystery surrounding her father’s disappearance.

CLAIRE MESSUD "has many gifts as a novelist,” writes The Denver Post. “She writes well, dramatizes, has a sharp ear, a literary critic's knack for marshaling and reverberating themes and, most crucially, a broad and deep empathy that enables her to portray a wide range of characters from the inside." Her fifth novel The Woman Upstairs, a New York Times Notable Book, was described by The Guardian as a “brave and highly risky novel…. Claire Messud should achieve literary giant status.” Her bestselling novel The Emperor’s Children was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and was named a best book of the year by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. Her novels When the World Was Steady and The Hunters were finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and her novel The Last Life was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and The Village Voice’s Editor’s Choice. She will read from her new novel The Burning Girl, a compelling coming-of-age story about friendship, family, and community.

Reading followed by on-stage interview, book sale and signing.


Manhattan Beach Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476716732
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - October 3rd, 2017

The Burning Girl Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393635027
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 29th, 2017