The Magic of Fiction: A Conversation with Clare Beams and R.L. Maizes (Virtual)

Join us for The Magic of Fiction: A Conversation with Clare Beams and R.L. Maizes, a virtual event on Sunday, October 4 at 4pm! You can purchase the latest books from the authors, The Illness Lesson and Other People’s Pets, at the bottom of this page. Join the event at:

About the Authors: Clare Beams is the author of the story collection We Show What We Have Learned, which won the Bard Prize and was a Kirkus Best Debut of 2016, as well as a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. With her husband and two daughters, she lives in Pittsburgh, where she teaches creative writing, most recently at Carnegie Mellon University and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

R.L. Maizes was born and raised in Queens, New York. She now lives in Boulder County, Colorado. Maizes's short stories have aired on National Public Radio and have appeared in the literary magazines Electric Literature, Witness, Bellevue Literary Review, Slice, and Blackbird, among others. Her essays have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Lilith, and elsewhere. Maizes is an alumna of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop. Her work has received Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open contest, has been a finalist in numerous other national contests, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Event date: 
Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 4:00pm
The Illness Lesson: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385544665
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - February 11th, 2020

Other People's Pets: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250304131
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Celadon Books - July 14th, 2020