Kelly Luce – Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail
Late Night Debut, hosted by Amber Keller
This month we feature Kelly Luce’s debut story collection, Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail. “Kelly Luce manages the impossible: each story delicate and enormous, intricate, glitteringly beautiful, never less than strange, never less than profound, ten spiderwebs astonishingly spun,” writes Elizabeth McCracken, author of An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination.
Act 1: Host Amber Keller covers controversial and entertaining book stories in the news
Act 2: Co-host authors Michael Schaub and Kendra Fortmeyer discuss Kelly’s debut
Act 3: Amber talks with Kelly about setting stories in Japan, being an outsider, and other things
“I think it’s really good to put yourself in a situation where you’re that uncomfortable, you’re not really suffering but you’re forced to confront people and events out of your comfort zone. It sort of taps this surreal day-to-day existence … whatever that did to my mind is what comes out in these stories.”
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ABOUT OUR FEATURED AUTHOR:
Kelly Luce grew up in Brookfield, Illinois. After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in cognitive science, she lived and worked in Japan for three years. Her writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Crazyhorse, Kenyon Review, American Short Fiction, and other magazines. She is a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas and fiction editor of Bat City Review.
ABOUT OUR ACT 2 CO-HOST AUTHORS:
Michael Schaub is a regular contributor to NPR Books, and a writer and book critic whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Kendra Fortmeyer is writing, teaching, and making other questionable life choices in Austin, Texas. A graduate of UT Austin’s MFA program, she is the fiction editor for Broad! magazine. Her own work has appeared in [PANK], NANO Fiction, Corium, and elsewhere. She has written a magical realist novel for young adults.