Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom: Willa Richards in conversation with Fatima Farheen Mirza

The Comfort of Monsters
July 15, 2021 - 7:00pm

Please join us for a reading and conversation with Willa Richards to celebrate the release of The Comfort of Monsters. She will be joined in conversation by Fatima Farheen Mirza.

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Elizabeth Wetmore, New York Times bestselling author of Valentine says of the book, "On its face, The Comfort of Monsters is a riveting page-turner that begs to be read quickly, compulsively. But page by page, this electrifying debut by Willa Richards weaves an increasingly complicated and dark tale of guilt, fury, and the danger of building stories on that shakiest of foundations, memory. Every sentence is a delight in this taut and thrilling debut by Willa Richards."

Willa C. Richards is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow. She earned her PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she was awarded the Sheila Roberts Prize for best short story twice, the Thomas J. Bontly Faculty Fiction Award, and the Academy of American Poets Edward Ryan Prize. Her first story, “Failure to Thrive,” was published by The Paris Review last fall.

Fatima Farheen Mirza was born and raised in California. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. She has taught at the University of Iowa, Catapult and NYU. Her debut novel, A Place For Us, is a New York Times bestseller and is being translated into seven languages.