Archive : Literary Programme 2014

An Evening with Karen Joy Fowler

An Evening with Karen Joy Fowler
(Introduced by Paula Shields)

Karen Joy Fowler


Fri 11 July



Join Karen Joy Fowler as she reads from We Are Completely Beside  Ourselves,  winner of the PEN/Faulkner Prize for best American novel 2014.

‘exhilaratingly…(the)  achingly funny,  deeply serious heart-breaker that is Fowler’s 10th novel…  This is a moral comedy to shout about from the treetops.’ – The Guardian

Karen Joy Fowler was born  in  Indiana and  attended the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in political science. Feeling restless after seven years devoted to child-raising, she took a dance class, and a creative writing class. Realizing that she was never going to make it as a dancer, Fowler began to publish science fiction short stories, making a name for herself with Artificial Things (1986), Since then she has gone on to publish ten novels and five more collections of short stories including the best-selling  novel The Jane  Austen Book Club which was made into a film of the same name.  Among her many awards are the Nebula Award for Best Short Story, John W. Campbell Award for the Best New Writer, World Fantasy Award for Best Collection, California Book Award Silver Medal for Fiction and she was also an IMPAC nominee.

Photo Credit: Brett Hall