Registration is now open for our free Zoom event on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with featured speaker Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club. Fowler will give a talk titled “Emma and Austen’s Hidden Gothics.”
Fowler’s previous novel, Sister Noon, was a finalist for the 2001 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. Her debut novel, Sarah Canary, won the Commonwealth medal for best first novel by a Californian, was listed for the Irish Times International Fiction Prize as well as the Bay Area Book Reviewers Prize, and was a New York Times “notable book.” Her short story collection Black Glass won the World Fantasy Award in 1999, and her collection What I Didn’t See won the World Fantasy Award in 2011. Her latest novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, won the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction and was short-listed for the 2014 Man Booker Prize.