Prairie Lights Virtual | Elizabeth Weiss in conversation with Yaa Gyasi

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Please join us for a reading and conversation with Elizabeth Weiss to celebrate the release of her new book The Sisters Sweet. She will be joined in conversation with author Yaa Gyasi.

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Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less, writes, “The Sisters Sweet will charm you into another world. Weiss has conjured a lost America with wit, sorrow, and beauty—a book like a favorite old movie.”

Elizabeth Weiss earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow. Her nonfiction has been published in The New Yorker online. She has taught for the University of Iowa, the Iowa Young Writers' Studio, and the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop, and is a mentor for the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. She lives in Minneapolis with her spouse, daughter, and dog.

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. Her debut novel, Homegoing, won her the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award for best first book, the PEN/Hemingway Award for a first book of fiction, the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35” honors for 2016, and the American Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 7:00pm
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