In conversation with Kate DiCamillo and Louise Erdrich

Wednesday, December 7, 5:30 pm Central
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Join us for a bound-to-be-legendary conversation between three prose masters! 

To celebrate her new book A Left-Handed Woman (FSG), Rain Taxi welcomes Judith Thurman, a prolific staff writer at The New Yorker  and a winner of the National Book Award in Biography. At this special event, Thurman will be in conversation with award-winning authors Kate DiCamillo and Louise Erdrich, who count themselves among Thurman’s devoted readers. Needless to say, do not miss this event!  

Thurman is one of the preeminent essayists of our time—“a master of vivisection,” as Kathryn Harrison wrote in The New York Times. “When she’s done with a subject, it’s still living, mystery intact.” In the various essays and profiles of A Left-Handed Woman, she considers culture in all its guises—literature, history, politics, gender, fashion, art, and more—though their paramount subject is the human condition. 

Book Purchasing Information:  A Left-Handed Woman, other books by Judith Thurman, and a selection of titles by Kate DiCamillo and Louise Erdrich are available at the link below. Don't forget, when you buy books at an event, you support not only the authors and their publishers, but a great independent bookstore and the event host. 


Judith Thurman is the author of Cleopatra’s Nose: 39 Varieties of DesireIsak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller, winner of the National Book Award for Autobiography/Biography; and Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette. A staff writer at The New Yorker, she lives in New York City.

Kate DiCamillo considers herself “an enormously lucky person: I get to tell stories for a living.” One of the most beloved authors of children’s fiction, she has published over 25 books, has won the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, the Mark Twain Award, and the E. B. White Award, among many others; she has also served as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. She lives in Minneapolis, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week.

Louise Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, is the author of many novels as well as volumes of poetry, children’s books, and a memoir. Her fiction has won the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize; as well she has received the Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. She lives in Minneapolis and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore.