Join Sloane Crosley for a discussion of her much anticipated novel, The Clasp, which follows three old friends on a strange adventure in search of a lost necklace. Michael Chabon writes: “I took so much pleasure in every sentence of The Clasp, fell so completely under the spell of its narrative tone—equal parts bite and tenderness, a dash of rue—and became so caught up in the charmingly dented protagonists and their off-kilter caper, that the book's emotional power, building steadily and quietly, caught me off-guard, and left me with a lump in my throat.”
SLOANE CROSLEY is the author of The New York Times bestselling essay collections, I Was Told There’d Be Cake (Riverhead Books, 2008), How Did You Get This Number (Riverhead Books, 2010) and the e-book Up The Down Volcano (2011). Her first novel, The Clasp, will be published in October. Sloane's work has appeared in Esquire, GQ, Bon Appetit, Playboy, Elle, W, Salon, The New York Times Book Review, New York Magazine, Vice, The Believer, The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, The Guardian and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” She currently serves on the board of Housingworks Used Bookstore and is a co-chair of The Young Lions Committee at The New York Public Library.