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Ananda Lima - 'Craft: Stories I wrote for the Devil' reading

Jun 24, 2024

07:00 PM

Prairie Lights Books,

15 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Ananda Lima will read from her surreal literary linked short stories published by TOR Books, Craft: Stories I Wrote For the Devil. Called by Library Journal "one of the most original and unforgettable reads of the year," Craft has also been praised by Booklist, Lightspeed Magazine, Publishers Weekly, and Reactor. "Ananda Lima didn't write these stories for the Devil, she wrote them for me! An absolutely thrilling reminder that short stories can be the best kind of magic, conjuring up not only the devil, but real emotion, real surprise, real strangeness." --Kelly Link

Ananda Lima is a poet, translator, and fiction writer born in Brasília, Brazil. She is the author of the poetry collection Mother/land, winner of the Hudson Prize. Her work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Poets.org, Kenyon Review Online, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, The Common, Witness, and elsewhere. She has been awarded the inaugural WIP Fellowship by Latinx-in-Publishing. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and an MFA in Creative Writing in Fiction from Rutgers University, Newark. Craft: Stories I wrote for the Devil is her fiction debut. She lives in Chicago.

Readings at Prairie Lights are sponsored by the Writing University at the University of Iowa.

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