Author Event: Jen Fawkes

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Join us on Tuesday, July 9, at 6:30 PM, as award-winning writer and Little Rock local Jen Fawkes launches her debut novel, Daughters of Chaos, in conversation with best-selling Arkansas author Kevin Brockmeier. Inspired by Aristophanes’ Lysistrata and the true story of Nashville’s attempt to exile its prostitutes during the American Civil War, Daughters of Chaos is an epic, genre-bending historical novel about warfare, sapphic love, and an earth-shaking secret society of “public women” spanning millennia.

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JEN FAWKES is the author of Mannequin and Wife, a 2020 Shirley Jackson Award Nominee, winner of the 2023 Phillip H. McMath Post-Publication Book Award, and a Foreword INDIES gold medalist. Her collection Tales the Devil Told Me was a Foreword INDIES silver medalist, a Largehearted Boy Favorite Collection of 2021, and a finalist for the 2022 World Fantasy Award for Single-Author Story Collection. Her fiction won the 2021 Porter Fund Literary Prize and has appeared in One StoryLit Hub, the Iowa Review, Best Small Fictions, and more. A two-time finalist for the Calvino Prize for fabulist fiction, Jen lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

KEVIN BROCKMEIER is the author of the memoir A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip; the novels The Illumination, The Brief History of the Dead, and The Truth About Celia; the story collections The Ghost Variations, Things That Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer; and the children’s novels City of Names and Grooves: A Kind of Mystery. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. He teaches frequently at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was raised.

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
5920 R Street
Little Rock, AR 72207
Daughters of Chaos: A Novel By Jen Fawkes Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781419772474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - July 9th, 2024