At this event, two masters of the art of the novel and short stories will discuss their creative process and common themes in their work. Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies is a New York Times–bestselling novel about love, art, power, and perception—a portrait of a creative partnership between a young, glamorous couple, madly in love and destined for greatness. Although their marriage is the envy of their friends, through riveting twists we learn that the key to its success relies on keeping secrets. Fates and Furies was a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Prize, and the Kirkus Prize.
In British author Tessa Hadley’s latest novel, Late in the Day, the 30-year bond between a quartet of close friends comes unglued when one of them dies unexpectedly; old entanglements and grievances rise from the past, and love and sorrow give way to anger and bitterness. In exploring the complex webs at the center of our most intimate relationships, the Washington Post says Hadley “crystallizes the atmosphere of ordinary life in prose somehow miraculous and natural.”
Public $40, DMA Member/Educator $30, Student $20