Wednesday 10 April 2013

Writing Las Vegas: Kirsten Tranterʼs A Common Loss

Next Tuesday (16th April) Kirsten Tranter will be at UEA to discuss, and give a reading from, her latest novel A Common Loss. Set in Las Vegas, Kirsten's book explores the disintegration of a group of friends after one of them dies suddenly just prior to their annual reunion. She will be talking about the processes that went into producing an imagined version of the already hyperreal space that is Las Vegas.

Kirsten Tranter is an Australian writer and author of the internationally published and critically acclaimed novels A Common Loss (2012) and The Legacy (2010). The Legacy was praised by The Guardian as “a seductive contemporary literary thriller... a knowing, classy debut” and was a Kirkus Review debut novel of the year. Kirsten completed a PhD in English Literature at Rutgers University in New Jersey and lived in New York between 1998 and 2009. She teaches creative writing, and publishes literary and cultural criticism. Kirsten is one of the founders of the Stella Prize for Australian womenʼs writing, a new award inspired by the UK Womenʼs Prize for Fiction. She is currently based in New York as a visiting scholar at Columbia University.

The event is free and will take place on Tuesday at 5.15-6pm in Arts 01.06.

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