Seattle Arts & Lectures

  • Town Hall 1119 8th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98101 United States

This event is part of the Sherman Alexie Loves Series. Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter will host a live recording of their podcast, "A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment." Karen Russell is the featured guest. Live music and additional guests to be announced!

This series is in partnership with novelist, poet, and playwright Sherman Alexie. He has published 25 books, including The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and War Dances. His most recent work is a children's book called Thunder Boy Jr.

Jess Walter, a National Book Award finalist and recipient of the Edgar Allen Poe Award, is the author of six novels including Beautiful Ruins and The Zero, the short story collection We Live in Water, and a nonfiction book on the Ruby Ridge Siege, Every Knee Shall Bow.

Karen Russell, novelist and short story writer, is one of today's most celebrated and vital writers. Her first collection of short stories, St Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, was longlisted for the Guardian first book award. Her novel, Swamplandia! was longlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize and shortlisted for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent work, a collection of lavishly imagined short stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove, was published in the same year she won a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant." Her short stories have also been featured in publications such as The Best American Short Stories, Granta, The New Yorker, and Oxford American. A native of Miami, Russell currently lives in Portland, OR.

More guests to be announced.