A Public Space: Maisy Card | Editorial Master Class (Online)
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Maisy Card’s novel, These Ghosts Are Family, started out as short stories. How did she and her editor go about stitching separate stories together into a cohesive novel? What was their working process? Using examples from the novel, we will explore the editorial process that went into transforming a collection of stories into a debut novel.
“[A] rich, ambitious debut novel…Each character gives Card a fresh opportunity to play with form: Chapters shapeshift here into historical fiction, there into folklore…Card’s ghosts bracingly remind us that no family history is comprehensive, that some riddles of ancestry and heritage persist beyond this lifetime.”—New York Times Book Review
“Every family’s got secrets but Abel Paisley’s secret is monstrous and mesmerizing. These Ghosts are Family begins with energy and intrigue and, really, never lets up. This book is painful and shocking but it can be funny as hell, too. What a talented writer. Maisy Card has written one of the best debut novels I’ve read in many years.” —Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling
Maisy Card is the author of the novel These Ghosts Are Family (Simon & Schuster). A public librarian, she holds an MFA in Fiction from Brooklyn College. She was born in St. Catherine, Jamaica, and raised in Queens, New York. She lives in Newark, NJ.
Christine Pride is a writer, editor, and fifteen-year publishing veteran. She has held posts at Doubleday, Crown, Simon & Schuster, and elsewhere. As an editor, she has worked on the New York Times bestseller From Scratch by Tembi Locke; The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry; and These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card. She and Jo Piazza wrote the novel We Are Not Like Them, which will be published next year by HarperCollins/William Morrow.
Course Schedule Thursday, May 28
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (EST)
Online on Zoom
This class will be held online on Zoom.
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