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Jami Attenberg, Sinéad Gleeson & Cheryl Tan
Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm| €8 – €10
Jami Attenberg is The New York Times best-selling author of five novels, including The
Middlesteins and Saint Mazie. She has contributed essays about sex, urban life, and food to The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and Lenny Letter. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Powerfully intelligent and wickedly funny, All Grown Up delves into the psyche of a flawed but mesmerising character. Readers will recognise themselves in Jami Attenberg’s truthful account of what it means to be a 21st century woman, though they might not always want to admit it.
Sinéad Gleeson’s essays have appeared in Granta, Banshee, Winter Papers, gorse and Autumn. Her short story ‘Counting Bridges’ was longlisted at the 2016 Irish Book Awards. In 2015, she edited The Long Gaze Back: an Anthology of Irish Women Writers, which won Best Irish Published Book at the 2015 Irish Book Awards, and in 2016, The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland, which won in the same category. She is currently working on a collection of non-fiction and also a novel. She presents The Book Show on RTE Radio 1.
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is a New York-based journalist and author of the new novel Sarong Party Girls, which was named one of Amazon’s 10 “Best Books of the Month” for July 2016. A native of Singapore, she also wrote A Tiger In The Kitchen: A Memoir of Food & Family, and was editor of the fiction anthology Singapore Noir. She was a staff writer at The Wall Street Journal, In Style magazine and Baltimore Sun. Her stories have also appeared in The New York Times and The Paris Review.
“My books explore the intimate folkways and rhythms of Singapore, where I grew up, with a focus on the collision of old traditions and heady modern materialism, post-colonial gender and racial politics, as well as the traditional role of women — specifically Asian women — in society and how that is changing.”