Live from Prairie Lights: Abby Geni and Jac Jemc
Chicago based fiction writers Abby Geni and Jac Jemc will read from their fiction.
Writers’ Workshop Visiting Assistant Professor of Fiction Abby Geni will read from The Wildlands. A finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Chicago Review of Books Fiction Award, The Wildlands was also named a Best Book of the Fall by Buzzfeed, Refinery 29, Bustle, PopSugar, HuffPost, and Real Simple. "Geni's character-driven environmental thriller—think Silent Spring by way of Celeste Ng—centers on the survivors of a tornado that destroys an Oklahoma farm and kills the family's father." —Michelle Har
Abby Geni is the author of The Lightkeepers, as well as a short story collection, The Last Animal. She lives in Chicago and in Iowa City.
Jac Jemc will read from her remarkable, convention-dodging book of short stories, False Bingo.
“Jemc's electric, nimble collection plumbs its characters' most intimate relationships and unearths potent hidden truths . . . . Many of these stories are only a few pages, allowing Jemc to deliver a range of payoffs, some unsettling, some poignant, all evocative. This constantly shifting collection will leave readers beguiled." —Publishers Weekly
Jemc is the author of A Different Bed Every Time, My Only Wife, and the novel The Grip of It; named a finalist for the Chicago Review of Books Award for Fiction and a recommended read by NYLON, W, Marie Claire, and Entertainment Weekly. She teaches at Northeastern Illinois University and StoryStudio Chicago, as well as online at Writers & Books and the Loft Literary Center. She is the web nonfiction editor for Hobart. She lives in Chicago.