Get Lit! with Meghan Daum and Justin Torres

Get Lit! authors Meghan Daum and Justin Torres will be reading together at The Bing Crosby Theater on Sunday, April 23rd at 11 am. 

Meghan Daum is the author of four books, most recently the collection of original essays "The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion," which won the 2015 PEN Center USA Award for creative nonfiction. She is also the editor of the New York Times bestseller "Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not To Have Kids." Her other books include the essay collection "My Misspent Youth," the novel "The Quality of Life Report," and "Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House," a memoir. Since 2005, Meghan has been an opinion columnist at The Los Angeles Times, covering cultural and political topics. Meghan has written for numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Vogue. She is the recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and is an adjunct associate professor in the MFA Writing Program at Columbia University's School of the Arts. 

Justin Torres is author of the novel, "We the Animals," which has been translated into 14 languages. He has published short fiction in the New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, Tin House, the Washington Post, Glimmer Train, Flaunt, and other publications, as well as nonfiction pieces in publications like the Guardian and the Advocate. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and most recently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. The National Book Foundation named him one of 2012's 5 Under 35. He has been the recipient of a Rolón Fellowship in Literature from United States Artists, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. He currently teaches at Columbia University and the Writers' Foundry MFA Program at St. Joseph's College. He lives in Brooklyn.

Event date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event address: 
The Bing Crosby Theater
901 W. Sprague Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201
Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids Cover Image
By Meghan Daum (Editor), Meghan Daum (Introduction by), Meghan Daum
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250081643
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Published: Picador USA - April 5th, 2016

Sixteen literary luminaries on the controversial subject of being childless by choice, in this critically acclaimed, bestselling anthology

One of the most provocative and talked-about books of the year, "Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed" is the stunning collection exploring one of society's most vexing taboos.


The Quality of Life Report Cover Image
By Meghan Daum, Curtis Sittenfeld (Foreword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781477313008
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Published: University of Texas Press - April 11th, 2017

My Misspent Youth: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250067654
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Published: Picador USA - November 3rd, 2015

Now back in print, author of The Unspeakable Meghan Daum's acclaimed cult classic that revitalized the personal essay for a new generation of writers


The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250074928
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Published: Picador USA - November 3rd, 2015

A master of the personal essay candidly explores love, death, and the counterfeit rituals of American life in this "brave, funny compendium" (Slate)


Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780307454843
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Published: Vintage Books - June 14th, 2011

In this laugh-out-loud personal journey, acclaimed author Meghan Daum explores the perils and pleasures of believing that only a house can make you whole.


We the Animals Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780547844190
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Published: Mariner Books - September 11th, 2012

In this groundbreaking debut, Justin Torres plunges us into the chaotic heart of one family, the intense bonds of three brothers, and the mythic effects of this fierce love on the people we must become.
"We the Animals is a dark jewel of a book. It's heartbreaking. It's beautiful. It resembles no other book I've read."--Michael Cunningham