Edited by Calvert Morgan at HarperPerennial, SICK is a memoir of chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction, and the myth of full recovery, chronicling the long, arduous discovery of Khakpour’s late-stage Lyme Disease. Out in 2017.
|Wednesday 28 January 2015
|Where:||Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
The Last Illusion was a Kirkus Best Book of 2014, a Buzzfeed Best Fiction Book of 2014, an NPR Best Book of 2014, one of Buzzfeed’s 28 Best Books By Women in 2014, an Electric Literature Best Book of 2014, a Volume1 Brooklyn Favorite Book of 2014, a PopMatters Best Book of 2014, one of Refinery29’s Books to Read in 2015, and one of Largehearted Boy’s 11 Favorite Novels of 2014.
(In addition to earlier press: one of Flavorwire’s 15 “Most Anticipated Books of 2014″, The Millions “Most Anticipated” in their “The Great 2014 Book Preview“, Flavorwire’s “50 Excellent Fabulist Novels Everyone Should Read,” and the Huffington Post’s “30 Books You NEED to Read in 2014.”)
Khakpour was also one of Dazed’s “Top 10 American Writers You Need to Read This Year,” a Buzzfeed Community/OpenRoadMedia “10 Amazing Female Novelists Under 50,” and one of Entropy’s “2014 Literary Advocates.”
9/7 4:15, Slice Magazine Literary Writers’ Conference, “Literary Quirks” panel with Justin Taylor, Kseniya Melnik, Robin Black
9/13 6pm: Center for Fiction’s LitCrawl Event with Mitchell Jackson, Gabriel Roth, and Elissa Schappell
9/16 4:30: Fall for the Book Festival reading, George Mason University, VA
9/17 7:00pm: Mixer Reading Series at CakeShop NYC with Lev Grossman, Dia Felix, Tobias Caroll
9/18 7:00pm, Concordia College, NY reading for the Books+Coffee series
9/19 6:00pm: Princeton University Lewis Center for the Arts reading series, Labyrinth Books
9/21 3:00pm : Brooklyn Book Festival, Borough Hall Media Room, “Subverting Expectations,” with Mario Bellatin and Dorthe Nors and moderated by Rob Spillman
“Born in Tehran and raised in California, Khakpour has contributed essays and journalism to publications both “mainstream” and independent, but it’s her dark, funny, piercing novels, Sons and Other Flammable Objects (2007) and this year’s The Last Illusion, which draws on a mix of contemporary history, Iranian myth, and psychology, that make her work feel so new and important.”