The Emerging Writers Reading Series at Labyrinth Bookstore showcases senior thesis students of the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests. This month, novelist Tony Tulathimutte reads with Princeton students David Exume, Lauren Howard, Kirit Limperis, Iris Samuels, and Sebastian Witherspoon.
Tony Tulathimutte is a fiction writer, whose short story “Scenes from the Life of the Only Girl in Water Shield, Alaska” received an O. Henry Award. He is also the recipient of a Whiting Award. His debut novel is Private Citizens. Capturing the anxious, self-aware mood of young college grads in the aughts, Private Citizens embraces the contradictions of our new century: call it a loving satire. A gleefully rude comedy of manners. Middlemarch for Millennials. The novel's four whip-smart narrators—idealistic Cory, Internet-lurking Will, awkward Henrik, and vicious Linda—are torn between fixing the world and cannibalizing it. In boisterous prose that ricochets between humor and pain, the four estranged friends stagger through the Bay Area’s maze of tech startups, protestors, gentrifiers, karaoke bars, house parties, and cultish self-help seminars, washing up in each other’s lives once again.
This event is co-sponsored by Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts