Allegra Hyde, author of Eleutheria and the forthcoming Last Catastrophe: Stories will be in conversation with Dan Chaon, author of Sleepwalk on Monday, April 10th at 7 pm at the B-Side.
Allegra Hyde is the author of Eleutheria which was named a "Best Book of 2022" by The New Yorker. She is also the author of the story collection Of This New World which won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award. Her second story collection, The Last Catastrophe will be published in March 2023 by Vintage.
A recipient of three Pushcart Prizes, Hyde's writing has also been anthologized in Best American Travel Writing, Best of the Net, and Best Small Fictions. Her stories, essays, and humor pieces have appeared in The New Yorker, American Short Fiction, BOMB, and many other venues.
Hyde has received fellowships and grants from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, The Elizabeth George Foundation, the Lucas Artist Residency Program, the Jentel Foundation, the U.S. Fulbright Commission, and elsewhere. She currently teaches at Oberlin College.
"Dazzling, inventive, and glinting with dark humor, Allegra Hyde's stories stare apocalypse straight in the eye and find precious glimmers of grace therein. This enthralling collection speaks powerfully to our time, and to those times that are still to come."
--Alexandra Kleeman, author of Something New Under the Sun
Dan Chaon is the author of Sleepwalk (Henry Holt 2022) and six previous books, including Ill Will, a national bestseller, named one of the ten best books of 2017 by Publishers Weekly. Other works include the short story collection Stay Awake (2012), a finalist for the Story Prize; the national bestseller Await Your Reply; and Among the Missing, a finalist for the National Book Award. Chaon's fiction has appeared in the Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart Prize Anthologies, and the O. Henry Collection. He has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction and the Shirley Jackson Award, and he was the recipient of an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Chaon lives in Cleveland.
"To say this is one of the best novels I've read in years is almost not enough. Dan Chaon's Sleepwalk is a thrilling and often hilarious road trip across America in the very near future, told by a winning and murderous narrator. But beneath the zigzag adventure tale is a poignant reminder of the fragile nature of our humanity, an appreciation of the tricky balancing act of living. It's a beautiful, unsettling, and thoughtful novel -- told by one of America's great storytellers."
--Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl