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Carter Sickels and Megan Kruse: The Prettiest Star

Thursday, October 15, 2020
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Carter Sickels in conversation with Megan Kruse, discussing Carter Sickels’ new novel, The Prettiest Star.

Set in 1986, a year after Rock Hudson’s death brought the news of AIDS into living rooms and kitchens across America, Carter’s second novel shines light on an overlooked part of the epidemic, those men who returned to the rural communities and families who’d rejected them.
The Prettiest Star was included in O Magazine’s list of “31 LGBTQ Books That’ll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020”, BookRiot’s “Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of 2020”, Lambda Literary’s “Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of May 2020” and Salon’s “Best and boldest new must-read books for May”

Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wiQ_yrprSuqxxanQ-7xjEQ

Carter Sickels

Carter Sickels is the author of The Pretties Star. He was a 2013 Oregon Book Award finalist for his first novel, The Evening Hour, and recipient of the 2013 Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award. His writing appears in The Atlantic, Oxford American, Poets & Writers, BuzzFeed, Guernica, Joyland, and Catapult. He is an assistant professor at Eastern Kentucky University, and lives in Lexington.
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Megan Kruse

Megan Kruse grew up in the Pacific Northwest and earned her MFA at the University of Montana. Her work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies, and her debut novel, Call Me Home, was published by Hawthorne Books in 2015. She was the recipient of a 2005 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, a 2016 PNBA Award, and one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35. She teaches fiction for Eastern Oregon University’s Low-Residency MFA program and currently lives in Olympia.
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