Yaddo Presents: An Evening with Jenny Offill

In concert with Northshire Bookstore, we are delighted to present an evening with Jenny Offill, whose latest novel, Weather, perfectly captures “the tension between mundane daily concerns and looming apocalypse… in brief, elegant paragraphs, filled with insight and humor” (Kirkus Reviews).

Jenny Offill is the author of the novels Last Things, named a Notable Book by The New York Times and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Book Award, and Dept. of Speculation, which was named one of the 10 best books of the year by The New York Times and shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Pen Faulkner Award and the International Dublin Award. She also has written several children’s books and co-edited two anthologies, including The Friend Who Got Away, and Money Changes Everything.

In The New Yorker, James Wood described Offill’s writing as “all the more powerful because, with its scattered insights and apparently piecemeal form, it at first appears slight. Its depth and intensity make a stealthy purchase on the reader … It does not broadcast its accomplishments for the cosmos but tracks the personal and domestic and local, a harrowed inner space. It concentrates its mass acutely, pressing down with exquisite and painful precision, like a pencil tip on the white of the nail.”

We hope you’ll join us for a very special evening with the phenomenal writer Jenny Offill.