An Evening with Ann Beattie and Roxana Robinson
Join us for a lively conversation with literary luminaries Ann Beattie and Roxana Robinson. Beattie (Mrs. Nixon, The New Yorker Stories) and Robinson (Sparta, Cost) will read selections from some of their favorite short stories in the literary canon and discuss each piece’s merits and vicissitudes. The duo will also read from and discuss one another’s work. Co-presented with the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, the evening will be moderated by MWPA executive director Joshua Bodwell.
Ann Beattie is the author of eight novels, nine short story collections, and the novella Walks With Men. Beattie has been celebrated as a voice of her generation and in the 1980s her name spawned the adjective “Beattiesque.” Her recent collectionThe New Yorker Stories gatheres forty-eight short stories that have appeared in that august magazine.
Roxana Robinson is the author of five novels, three short story collections, and the biography Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life. Robinson’s 2008 novel Cost was named one of the Five Best Novels of the Year by The Washington Post. She is revered literary critic, currently serves as the president of the Author’s Guild, and was called “John Cheever’s heir apparent” by theNew York Times Book Review.