The Book Cellar
Please join us at The Book Cellar to welcome author Colin Winnette as he discusses his new book The Job of the Wasp with local author Jac Jemc.
About The Job of the Wasp: A new arrival at an isolated school for orphaned boys quickly comes to realize there is something wrong with his new home. He hears chilling whispers in the night, his troubled classmates are violent and hostile, and the Headmaster sends cryptic messages, begging his new charge to confess. As the new boy learns to survive on the edges of this impolite society, he starts to unravel a mystery at the school's dark heart. And that's when the corpses start turning up. A coming-of-age tale, a Gothic ghost story, and a murder mystery all in one, The Job of the Wasp is a bloodcurdling and brilliantly subversive novel about paranoia, love, and the nightmare of adolescence.
About Colin: Colin Winnette is from Denton, Texas. He is the author of Revelation (Mutable Sound), Animal Collection (Spork), Fondly (Atticus Books), Coyote (Les Figues), and Haints Stay (Two Dollar Radio). His novels have been translated into Italian and French. His latest novel, The Job of the Wasp, is forthcoming from Soft Skull Press in 2018. His writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Playboy, Lucky Peach, The Believer, and others.
About Jac: Jac Jemc lives in Chicago. Her novel The Grip of It from FSG Originals (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) came out in August 2017. She was named as one of 25 Writers to Watch by the Guild Literary Complex and one of New City's Lit 50 in Chicago. She's taught English and Creative Writing at the University of Notre Dame, Northeastern Illinois University, Loyola University Chicago, Lake Forest College, Illinois Wesleyan University, Story Studio Chicago, and The Loft Literary Center. She currently serves as a web nonfiction editor for Hobart.