Author Rachel Kushner discusses her creative process and some of the unique challenges and opportunities that writing and publishing present today. Hosted by Rodge Glass.
This event is part of Brave New Word, a Festival focus on young and emerging authors from Canada and abroad.
Rodge Glass is the author of three novels, a graphic novel and a literary biography, Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography, which won the Somerset Maugham Award in 2009. He currently works as Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at Edge Hill University, and regularly appears at UK literary festivals and events, as well as on TV and radio. Glass presents his first collection of short stories, LoveSexTravelMusik, which insightfully explores how travel affects the lives and loves of men and women across the globe.
Rachel Kushner earned her MFA in creative writing from Columbia University in 2000. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Telex from Cuba, which won the California Book Award. Kushner’s fiction and essays have appeared in various publications, including The New York Times, The Paris Review and Bookforum. She is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow. Kushner presents her most recent novel, The Flamethrowers, in which life and art begin to blur for young Reno when she moves to New York City during the 1970s and begins a risky affair with a local artist.