Late Night Library

Stacey D’Erasmo – Wonderland

Late Night Conversation, hosted by Paul Martone

Tonight Paul speaks with Stacey D’Erasmo, author of the recently released novel Wonderland (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Tune in to win a hardcover copy of the novel Sam Lipsyte calls “a witty and unflinching novel about life, love, art and sound checks. A deep howl and a bittersweet song.”
 Conversation topics include: perceptions of failure & success, life after the rise & fall, the insatiable cravings and desires of artists, living in an improvisatory way, the melancholy of distance, and the anticipation of notes that may or may not actually sound . . .

Wonderland

 

I think that for an artist, for a working artist, the measure of success is how alive you feel in the art.

 

 

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About our guest

Stacey D’Erasmo is a recipient of Guggenheim and Stegner fellowships and the author of three previous novels and a book of nonfiction, The Art of Intimacy. Her work has appeared in the New York Times (Magazine and Book Review), Book Forum, and Ploughshares, among other publications. She is an associate professor in the MFA program at Columbia University.

 

Posted on: June 10, 2014 · Homepage, Late Night Conversation ·

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