Live from Prairie Lights | Sanjena Sathian in conversation with Susan Golomb

May 4, 2022

07:00 PM

Prairie Lights Books,

15 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Sanjena Sathian and Susan Golomb

Please join us for a reading and conversation with Sanjena Sathian to celebrate the paperback release of her novel Gold Diggers. She will be joined in conversation by her agent Susan Golomb.

Anita Felicelli, The Los Angeles Review of Books, says of Gold Diggers, "Sathian’s satire is pitch perfect . . . savagely funny. The comedic grotesque register gives way, at times, to an authentic and heartrending melancholia . . . [M]agnificent—canny and moving and just plain fun . . . Sathian’s movement toward fantasy in the story’s second half is a wise, satisfying turn. Her prose lifts off: there’s a delight she takes in writing humorously about magic that shows off the scope of her immense talent . . . [a] firm critique of secondhand striving and cutthroat ambition.”

Sanjena Sathian is the author of GOLD DIGGERS, which was named a Top 10 Best Book of 2021 by the Washington Post, a Best Book of 2021 by NPR and Amazon, and a New York Times Editors’ Choice. It was longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and has been nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Award. She is working on the TV adaptation with Mindy Kaling’s production company, Kaling International. Her short fiction appears or is forthcoming in The AtlanticConjunctionsBoulevardThe Southern Humanities ReviewSalt Hill Journal, and more, and will be anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2022. She’s also written nonfiction for The New YorkerThe New York TimesThe Drift, Lithub, and more. She’s a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Beginning this fall, she will be a Fiction Fellow at Emory University.

Susan Golomb has been an agent of literary fiction and non-fiction for over 30 years. She founded the Susan Golomb Literary Agency in 1988 with Jonathan Franzen as her first client and joined Writers House in 2015. Her other authors include award winners and bestsellers such as William T. Vollmann, Rachel Kushner, Imbolo Mbue, Noah Hawley, Nell Zink, Glen David Gold, Janelle Brown, Thomas Mullen, Charles Graeber, Harry Dent, Yvon Chouinard, as well as Stephen Markley, Wayetu Moore, Lexi Freiman, Mira T. Lee, Angie Kim and more.

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