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An Intimate Evening Salon with Catherine Lacey on Biography of X

Join the Center for Fiction for a special evening with Whiting Award-winning writer Catherine Lacey to celebrate the paperback release of Biography of X, her innovative novel that was named one of the Best Books of 2023 by the New York TimesNPR, the New Yorker, and the Chicago Tribune. The book chronicles the fictional life of X, a notorious artist and writer who kept the details of her past a secret — even from her wife CM. After X falls dead in her office, CM sets out to craft the biography of the woman she loved, immersing herself in a web of secrets and destruction. Set in an alternate timeline in which the South seceded from the rest of the U.S., the novel is a suspenseful and audacious epic about the nature of truth and identity. Lacey’s most ambitious novel to date, Biography of X “pushes contemporary fiction to dizzying heights” (Kirkus) with its inventive fusion of fiction and nonfiction. The intimate setting of The Center for Fiction Members Lounge is the perfect venue for a smaller audience to engage with Lacey, who is “one of the most fearless novelists writing today” (Jessica Ferri, Los Angeles Times). Lacey’s acclaimed editor Jackson Howard—named one of Harper’s BAZAAR’s 36 Voices of Now and part of of Town & Country’s Creative Aristocracy—will join her for an unmissable conversation.

Space for this event will be limited and the price of admission includes a copy of Biography of X. Guests are invited to mingle at a special wine bar before the event.


Thu 4/25

The Center for Fiction
15 Lafayette Avenue

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