One Story author Jean Thompson has just published a new short story collection, Do Not Deny Me, which includes the story she ran with us, issue # 105, “Wilderness”. In a recent review in the Chicago Tribune, Alan Cheuse said “”Move over, Alice Munro, this gifted writer now sits in my mind near the throne of the short-story queens and kings of old. [Thompson] is a master of dialogue, character, pacing and plot, and—anyone who loves the form will have to cheer about this…the dialogue—pitch perfect.”
Jean is coming to New York for two events:
The first is this coming Sunday, June 14th, and supports Girls Write Now, a fantastic organization that matches at-risk NYC high school girls with free writing classes and individual women writers who act as their personal mentors. The reading will take place at 4pm at the New School, in Tishman Auditorium (66 West 12th Street, btw 5th + 6th Aves) Note: This event features original solo works by NYC’s best teen writers. The keynote speaker is NBC Nat’l Correspondent Amy Robach. Jean Thompson is the featured reader. For more info go here.
The second reading is next Monday, June 15th at 7 pm, at our favorite NYC bookstore, Idlewild Books (12 West 19th Street).