Lidia Yuknavitch’s incisive new novel, The Small Backs of Children, spirals around a single gripping image of a young girl fleeing in war-torn Eastern Europe, and the life and friends of American photographer who captured it. A brilliant interrogation of the relationship between violence and creation, Chelsea Cain describes The Small Backs of Children as “sly, subversive, nervy, compassionate madness”. Join Lidia for a conversation with Kate Zambreno, author most recently of Green Girl.
Kate Zambreno is the author of two novels, Green Girl (Harper Perennial) and O Fallen Angel (Chiasmus Press), and one book of innovative nonfiction, Heroines (Semiotext(e)'s Active Agents). She teaches in the writing programs at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College, and is at work on a novel, Switzerland, to be published by Harper in 2016.
LIDIA YUKNAVITCH is the author of the debut novel Dora: A Headcase (Hawthorne Books), and the memoir The Chronology of Water (Hawthorne Books), as well as three books of short fictions-Her Other Mouths, Liberty's Excess (FC2), and Real to Reel (FC2), and a critical book on war and narrative, Allegories of Violence (Routledge). She writes, teaches and lives in Portland, Oregon with the filmmaker Andy Mingo and their renaissance man son Miles. She is the recipient of the Oregon Book Award - Reader's Choice, a PNBA award, and was a finalist for the 2012 Pen Center creative nonfiction award. She is a very good swimmer.