Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Signed Encounters of the Firsts Kind: Kate Christensen in NYC, June 12, 2012
PEN/Faulkner Award for her fourth novel, The Great Man, has a winning, charismatic personality and her interview revealed some interesting points about the intersection of her writing and her personal life. A longtime resident of the Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint where the novel is set, Christensen wrote the book as she was in the process of moving to Portland, Maine where she lives now. She was intrigued by the stories she heard about The Astral, a really exisiting apartment building in Greenpoint, but has never set foot inside. Below is the cover of the first edition of The Astral.
Christensen's work has moved to more fully embrace a theme long present in her work--food!--and she now writes a sort of food blog which is worth a look. She is working on a food related memoir right now. You can read up on her and her work here and here.
Below is the signed title page; pretty cool flourish!