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You should not be surprised to learn that these women (some of our very favorite women!) who write such great books also read great books. Their summer reading lists have everything you need to while away the warmer hours (and a few to look forward to as winter looms again).
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Three things I like: succulent gardens, exploitative reality TV shows, and making lists of threes.
Currently reading: Empire of the Summer Moon, by S C Gwynne.
Three things I like: music festivals, Hot Tamales, and any movie starring John Cusack.
Currently reading: Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
Our favorite all-female comedy group The Kates revisit the Book Cellar for a night of comedy! Arrive early for seats and drinks.
There are no zombies or viruses in Edan's frighteningly realistic post-apocalyptic novel—just one young couple trying to make it on their own and deciding who they can trust in their ravaged world. Edan Lepucki's work has been compared to great post-apocalyptic masters like Cormac McCarthy and Margret Atwood, but, in the words of Dan Choan, it is "a wholly original take on the post-apocalyptic genre."
Edan is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and her short fiction has been published in Narrative Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Meridian, FiveChapters, and McSweeney’s, among others. She is a staff writer for The Millions, and teaches creative writing at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and for Writing Workshops Los Angeles, which she founded.
In 2009 she won the James D. Phelan Award, and in March of 2011, she won second place in the 3 Quarks Daily Arts and Literature Prize for her essay, “Reading and Race: On Slavery in Fiction.”
She likes books, dancing, and filling out forms.
Stephen Colbert approved!!