Archive Date: July 23, 2020
Archive Text: "Please join us for a virtual reading with Andrew Martin, author of the new collection of overlapping stories Cool for America, and conversation with Brandon Taylor, author of the novel Real Life. Kirkus Reviews has said of Cool for America: "Martin has emerged as a leading chronicler of millennial ennui in contemporary America . . . [his] writing is as light and lively as his characters are frozen and hesitant. Frequently hilarious, Martin’s stories are insightful, and the characters are both truthful and authentic."
Andrew Martin's first novel Early Work was a New York Times Notable Book of 2018 and a finalist for the Cabell First Novelist Award. His stories and essays have been published in The Paris Review, The New York Review of Books, Harper’s, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine. He lives in New York with his partner, Laura, and their dog, Bonnie.
He is joined in conversation by Brandon Taylor, author of the novel Real Life, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. His work has appeared in Guernica, American Short Fiction, Gulf Coast, Buzzfeed Reader, O: The Oprah Magazine, Gay Mag, The New Yorker online, The Literary Review, and elsewhere. He is the senior editor of Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading and a staff writer at Lit Hub. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow."