Live From Prairie Lights: Thisbe Nissen and Jay Baron Nicorvo
Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Thisbe Nissen and her husband Jay Baron Nicorvo will read from their new books. Nissen will read from her new novel, set in Iowa.
"Thisbe Nissen's Our Lady of the Prairie is a Midwestern fever dream, a bold and ambitious look into the roiling emotions of a woman caught between should and could, between I must and I want. I found it funny, angry, hopeful, heartfelt, and above all, honest: about marriage, family, and that old-fashioned, endlessly fascinating thing called desire.” —Joshua Ferris
Jay Baron Nicorvo will read from The Standard Grand.
“Nicorvo brings readers to a defunct and decaying Catskills resort where a ghost platoon of vets are surviving among dangers both natural and human-made. Insanely funny, by turns tragic and, ultimately, redemptive…a desperate masterpiece of a debut." —Bonnie Jo Campbell
Nissen and Nicorvo live on an old farm outside Battle Creek, MI, with their son and chickens. Nissen’s books include Out of the Girls’ Room and into the Night, The Good People of New York and Osprey Island. Nicorvo is the author of the poetry collection Deadbeat, and he has served as an editor at Ploughshares and at PEN America. He is an advisor on the journal Third Coast. They teach at Western Michigan University.
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Monday, January 29 at 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
15 South Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA