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Hala Alyan Discusses Salt Houses with Lauren Wein


Thursday, May 11th, 2017 | 4,514 views

Hala Alyan discussing SALT HOUSES, her debut novel, at Center for Fiction

Hala Alyan discusses her debut novel, Salt Houses, feeling like an outsider, and convincing herself nobody would read her novel.

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Adam Wilson and Peter Mountford read at Center for Fiction


Friday, February 21st, 2014 | 5,373 views

Adam Wilson and Peter Mountford discuss their new books at Center for Fiction in Manhattan, New York City

The Center for Fiction hosted authors Adam Wilson and Peter Mountford for a reading from their new books and a discussion between them. Wilson’s collection of stories What’s Important is Feeling will be released next week while Mountford’s novel The Dismal Science was released in January.

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Gabriel Roth reads from The Unknowns with Kristopher Jansma, author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards


Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 | 3,947 views

Gabriel Roth reads at the Center for Fiction from his novel The Unknowns

The Center for Fiction brought Gabriel Roth and Kristopher Jansma together for a discussion of coming of age stories. Both Jansma’s The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards and Roth’s The Unknowns feature protagonists in their twenties coming to terms with adulthood. Roth qualifies this point by saying of his protagonist that “he completely fails to come of age,” and in a way, his novel is about the failure to mature.

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Dani Shapiro reads Still Writing, joined by Darin Strauss and Adam Wilson


Friday, October 25th, 2013 | 3,688 views

Noreen Tomassi leads the panel discussion with Darin Strauss, Adam Wilson, and Dani Shapiro at the Center for Fiction

The Center for Fiction hosted a panel discussion focusing on process and craft inspired by Dani Shapiro’s new memoir, Still Writing. Along with Shapiro, the panel included Darin Strauss, author of the memoir Half a Life (September 2010) and novel More Than it Hurts (June 2008) and Adam Wilson, author of Flatscreen (February 2012) and a forthcoming collection of stories.

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