On Reading: Katherine Dunn’s Posthumously Released Novel, Toad
Join The Center for Fiction for a thrilling conversation about fearless literary legend Katherine Dunn’s newly revealed novel, Toad!
Upon its release in 1989, Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love captivated readers, earned a spot on the New York Times bestseller list, and was nominated for the National Book Award. It is widely considered a cult classic, one of the weirdest, most beloved novels of recent history.
In one of the most exciting publications of the fall, MCDxFSG is releasing Toad, Dunn’s previously unpublished novel of the reflections of a deeply scarred and reclusive woman. A brilliant precursor to the book that would make Dunn a misfit hero and a refreshing take even fifty-some years after it was written, Toad demonstrates Dunn’s genius for black humor and irony, her ecstatic celebration of the grotesque. Panelists include artist and writer Molly Crabapple (Brothers of the Gun), writer of the forward for Toad, and Naomi Huffman, editor of Toad. Don’t miss this unforgettable discussion!
In-person tickets include a $10 bookstore voucher, redeemable toward the featured event book on the night of the event. All registrants will receive a link to livestream the event.