Carmiel Banasky – The Suicide of Claire Bishop
Late Night Debut, hosted by Amber Keller
This week we feature Carmiel Banasky’s debut novel, The Suicide of Claire Bishop, published by Dzanc Books. Publishers Weekly writes that Banasky’s debut is “both an intellectual tour de force and a moving reflection on the ways we try to save ourselves and others.”
Act 1: Host Amber Keller covers entertaining book news and cool new debuts
Act 2: Alexis M. Smith and Jay Nebel discuss Carmiel Banasky’s debut
Act 3: Paul Martone speaks with Carmiel Banasky about homecomings, being a 5th generation Portlander, and creating cross-genre literary work that is both complex and accessible
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ABOUT OUR FEATURED AUTHOR:
Carmiel Banasky is a writer and teacher from Portland, OR. Her work has appeared in Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, Slice, Guernica, PEN America, The Rumpus and NPR, among other places. She earned her MFA from Hunter College and is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Bread Loaf, Ucross, Ragdale, Artist Trust, I-Park and other foundations.
ABOUT OUR CO-HOSTS:
Alexis M. Smith’s debut novel, Glaciers, was a finalist for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction and a World Book Night 2013 selection. Her second book, Marrow Island, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She lives with her son in Portland, Oregon.
Jay Nebel’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Narrative, Ploughshares, and Tin House among others. His first book, Neighbors, won the Saturnalia Poetry Prize selected by Gerald Stern. He is also the author of a chapbook, Loud Mouth. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and their two children and delivers juice for a living.