In Conversation with Vendela Vida
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:30 pm
"On Arts" Benefiting 826 Valencia Scholarship Program
Emma Cline’s fiction has appeared in Tin House, Granta, and The Paris Review, and she was the recipient of the 2014 Paris Review Plimpton Prize. Her debut novel, The Girls, was named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Guardian, San Francisco Chronicle, Esquire, Vogue, Publishers Weekly, and more.
“The Girls is a seductive and arresting coming-of-age story, told in sentences at times so finely wrought they could almost be worn as jewelry…a spellbinding story. Cline gorgeously maps the topography of one loneliness-ravaged adolescent heart. She gives us the fictional truth of a girl chasing danger beyond her comprehension, in a summer of Longing and Loss.”
– The New York Times
“Emma Cline has an unparalleled eye for the intricacies of girlhood, turning the stuff of myth into something altogether more intimate. She reminds us that behind so many of our culture’s fables exists a girl: unseen, unheard, angry. This book will break your heart and blow your mind.”
— Lena Dunham