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          BIPOC Reading Series- October
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          Portland Book Festival Virtual Event Pass: November 8–12
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          Tenderness: Donika Kelly, Brandon Taylor, and Kirstin Valdez Quade
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Claire Messud

Claire Messud is the author of six works of fiction, including the New York Times bestsellers The Emperor’s Children and The Burning Girl, which was also a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her most recent book is the essay collection Kant’s Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write. A recipient of Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her family.


Purchase Kant’s Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write from Annie Bloom’s Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners here.

Events, Classes, and Seminars

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Saturday

Nov 11

Portland Book Festival  

Innocence Lost: Maile Meloy and Claire Messud in Conversation

Two best-selling authors discuss their new books, psychological mysteries where children go missing and painful truths are revealed in crisis, exploring the spaces between childhood innocence and the hard realities of adulthood. In Maile Meloy’s Do Not Become Alarmed, the children go missing while two families are vacationing in Latin America, sending the parents into

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Friday

Nov 13

Claire Messud and Lydia Millet