Amy Jo Burns – Cinderland
Late Night Debut, hosted by Amber Keller
This week we feature Amy Jo Burns’ debut memoir, Cinderland, from Beacon Press. The Rumpus calls Burns’ writing “deliciously dense and full of perfectly picked observations” and describes Cinderland as “a powerful and captivating memoir.”
Act 1: Host Amber Keller covers entertaining book news and cool new debuts
Act 2: Co-host authors Natalie Serber and Jay Ponteri discuss Amy Jo Burns’ debut
Act 3: Natalie and Amy Jo talk about oppositional tension, personal responsibility, and girlhood
“Memories, as they exist in our brain, are what determine who we are in the present, and in that sense they are true.”
PURCHASE CINDERLAND HERE
GIVEAWAY: Win a free copy of Cinderland. Listen to the episode for details, then email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on January 18.
ABOUT OUR ACT 2 CO-HOST AUTHORS:
Natalie Serber is the author of Shout Her Lovely Name, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) a New York Times Notable Book of 2012, a summer reading selection from O, the Oprah Magazine, and an Oregonian Top 10 Book of the Pacific Northwest. Her memoir, Community Chest, is forthcoming from Shebooks in 2015.
Jay Ponteri is the author of a memoir, Wedlocked, which received the 2014 Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction, and a chapbook of short prose, Darkmouth Strikes Again. He directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Marylhurst University and show: tell, The Workshop for Teen Writers & Artists.