A short story collection, a memoir, a novel—authors Cynthia Flood, Helen Humphreys and Meg Wolitzer share their journeys from the beginning to middle to end of their individual works. Hosted and moderated by Susan G. Cole.
Susan G. Cole is an author, playwright and activist. She is the author of two books on violence against women, the author of A Fertile Imagination, a groundbreaking play about two lesbians trying to have a baby and has been a contributor to the Authors Festival for over 15 years. She is currently Senior Entertainment and Books Editor at NOW Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @susangcole
Cynthia Flood’s stories have won numerous awards, including the Journey Prize and a National Magazine Award, and have been widely anthologized. Her novel Making A Stone Of The Heart was nominated for the City of Vancouver Book Prize in 2002. She is the author of the acclaimed short story collections The English Stories, The Animals in Their Elements and My Father Took A Cake To France. Flood presents her latest collection, Red Girl Rat Boy, which is filled with characters whose voices are passionate, complex and eccentric, written in her signature dense and incisive prose.
Helen Humphreys is the award-winning author of seven novels, four books of poetry, and three works of creative non-fiction.
Meg Wolitzer is the bestselling author of nine novels, including The Uncoupling and The Wife, along with a novel for young readers, The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman. She is the author of This Is Your Life, which was made into the Nora Ephron film This Is My Life. Her short fiction has been published in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. Wolitzer presents The Interestings, a New York Times bestseller. The novel chronicles the lives of six life-long friends, from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes and degrees of satisfaction diverge.