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Nona Caspers and Friends


Wednesday, February 27, 2019


Main Library

100 Larkin Street

San Francisco, 94102

Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM

About the Author: Nona Caspers is the author of Heavier Than Air, which was honored with the AWP Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and listed as a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her work has been supported with a NEA Fellowship, an Iowa Review Fiction Award, a LAMBDA nomination, and the Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Grant and Award, among other honors. Individual stories have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Epoch, Black Warrior Review and Glimmer Train. She is a Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University and lives in San Francisco.


"Caspers’ writing is spare and deceptively straightforward, lending even her realist portraits the soft edges of a dream. . . . Each vignette is short—some are only a page long—but poignant; as if Lydia Davis’ controlled remove had been sifted through the humor and immediacy of Michelle Tea. But it’s the accumulation of grief that matters here, almost as much as the details of domesticity, a quiet but tender declaration of queer love lost in San Francisco." 

                             —Kirkus Reviews

"This gem of a collection is a transcendent portrayal of bereavement, showing how death elevates the mundane and affects everything humans do, see, and think."

 —Publishers Weekly

". . mesmerizing, moving. . ."

—Brandon Yu, The San Francisco Chronicle