Tin House Presents Sonya Lea & Sara Jaffe

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Sonya Lea reads from her recent memoir Wondering Who You Are, and Sara Jaffe, from her debut novel Dryland. With host Peter Mountford.

For the complete Lit Crawl Seattle line-up, please go here: http://litcrawl.org/seattle/2015-schedule

About the Writers
Sara Jaffe is a fiction writer living in Portland, Oregon. Her short fiction and criticism have appeared in publications including Fence, BOMB, NOON, Paul Revere’s Horse, matchbook, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She coedited The Art of Touring (Yeti, 2009), an anthology of writing and visual art by musicians drawing on her experience as guitarist for post-punk band Erase Errata.

Sonya Lea‘s memoir Wondering Who You Are (Tin House) was a BBC Top Ten Book of the summer, and it has been featured by People Magazine and NPR. Lea’s essays and interviews have appeared in Salon, The Southern Review, Brevity, Guernica, Cold Mountain Review, Tricycle, The Prentice Hall College Reader, The Rumpus and The Butter. She has won several screenwriting awards, placed in the Nicholl Fellowship, and has adapted novels for the screen. Lea teaches writing at Hugo House, and she’s leading a pilot project to teach writing to women veterans through the Red Badge Project. She recently directed her first short film, Every Beautiful Thing, which will play in festivals in 2015. Originally from Kentucky, she lives in Seattle.

Peter Mountford‘s debut novel A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism won the 2012 Washington State Book Award in fiction, and his second novel The Dismal Science, released by Tin House Books in 2014, was a New York Times editor’s choice. His work has appeared in Southern Review, Best New American Voices 2008, Granta, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Boston Review, and elsewhere. A fellow of Yaddo and Bread Loaf, he’s currently the events curator at Hugo House, and is on faculty at Sierra Nevada’s low-residency MFA program.
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