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Sold Out — Garth Greenwell Presents Cleanness with Andrea Lawlor


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Wednesday, 7:00 pm EDT January 15, 2020

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Join us for the launch of Garth Greenwell’s Cleanness, a stirring and meditative follow-up to his acclaimed debut novel What Belongs to You. Greenwell will be joined in conversation by Andrea Lawlor, author of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl.

Cleanness is a beautifully crafted reflection on sex, violence, love, and loss, told through the voice of a gay American man preparing to leave his teaching post in Bulgaria. As we embark on a heartbreaking journey, our understanding of the impulses behind our brutality and tenderness expands.



  • Greenwell, Garth (c) Oriette D'Angelo

    Garth Greenwell

    Garth Greenwell

    Garth Greenwell is the author of What Belongs to You, which won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year, was long-listed for the National Book Award, and was a finalist for six other awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, it was named a Best Book of 2016 by more than fifty publications in nine countries, and is being translated into a dozen languages. Greenwell’s fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, A Public Space, and VICE, and he has written criticism for the New Yorker, the London Review of Books, and the New York Times Book Review, among other publications. Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish his newest books, Cleanness, in January 2020. He lives in Iowa.

  • Andrea Lawlor by Steve Dillion - Carla Cain-Walther

    Andrea Lawlor

    Andrea Lawlor

    Andrea Lawlor teaches writing at Mount Holyoke College, edits fiction for Fence magazine, and has been awarded fellowships by Lambda Literary and Radar Labs. Their writing has appeared in various literary journals including Ploughshares, Mutha, the Millions, jubilat, the Brooklyn Rail, Faggot Dinosaur, and Encyclopedia, Vol. II. Their publications include a chapbook, Position Papers (Factory Hollow Press, 2016), and a novel, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, a 2018 finalist for the Lambda Literary and CLMP Firecracker Awards. Paul, originally published by Rescue Press in 2017, has been re-released in the US by Vintage/Knopf and published in the British Commonwealth by Picador UK.