Lisa Teasley presents Fluid, in conversation with Tom Comitta

Tuesday
October 3rd
7pm

 
McNally Jackson Seaport
RSVP Required — see below
 

The short stories in FLUID are set in California, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Northern England, and Namibia, taking a deep dive into the vastly differing perspectives of an intriguingly diverse collage of characters, who are navigating lives within society's most challenging contemporary issues.

“…the richness of the book’s content glimmers with unique and fascinating stories that explore the fabric of life in a way that can only be done by such an extolled writer as Lisa Teasley.” —Jordannah Elizabeth, Amsterdam News

“Every one of the stories in this knock-out collection by Lisa Teasley hides within it a hundred other stories of lives lived in the loop of our ever-mindboggling new century. Beautiful, ominous, erotic, full of a hushed surreal poetry that rolls in like waves of the sea, one after another.” —Steve Erickson, author of Shadowbahn and Zeroville

“Lisa Teasley has an uncanny knack for writing about human beings in all our weirdly diverse glory. Strange, sensual, and smart, the stories in this collection honor the unpredictability of love, life, and death.” —Myriam Gurba, author of Mean and Creep


Lisa Teasley’s new story collection Fluid, her fourth book, publishes this September 26 on Cune Press. Teasley is the author of the award-winning story collection Glow in the Dark (Cune Press, cloth, Bloomsbury, paperback), and the critically acclaimed novels, Dive and Heat Signature (Bloomsbury). Her writings have been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Arabic. Lisa Teasley’s stories and essays have been much anthologized including in W.W. Norton anthology Flash Fiction America (2023) and Europa Editions' The Passenger: California (2022). She is the writer and presenter of the BBC television documentary High School Prom, which was in longterm rotation in the UK, and she is working on a commissioned opera libretto. A visual artist as well, Teasley has exhibited widely.
 
 
 
 
Tom Comitta is the author of The Nature Book (Coffee House Press). Their fiction and essays have appeared in WIRED, Lit Hub, Electric Literature, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Kenyon Review, BOMB, and BAX: Best American Experimental Writing 2020. They live in Brooklyn.

 

 

 

 

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