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The Art of the Short Story: Lily King on Five Tuesdays in Winter with Kate Walbert

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Tuesday, 7:00 pm EST November 16, 2021

Online via Zoom & at
The Center for Fiction*

All registrants will receive a copy of Five Tuesdays in Winter and a link to livestream the event. In-person* ticketholders will receive their books at the event check-in.

New York Times bestselling author, Lily King, (Writers & Lovers) joins celebrated author Kate Walbert (She Was Like That) in conversation to discuss her new collection of short stories: Five Tuesdays in Winter. The collection explores discovery, desire, and loss through several different characters. The two authors will examine the form of the short story through King’s work, seeking to understand the power of character, honesty, and love.


*Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event in person. Mask wearing is also required throughout the building. Accepted vaccination proofs include:

  • CDC vaccination card
  • Excelsior pass
  • a record of vaccination from the healthcare provider who administered your vaccine

If you remain unvaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief, please contact us at health@centerforfiction.org for assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation.

Five Tuesdays In Winter by Lily King - William L

In Conversation

  • Lily King (c) Winky Lewis - William L

    Lily King

    Lily King

    Lily King is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels, including, most recently, Writers & Lovers and Euphoria. Her work has won numerous prizes and awards, including the Kirkus Prize, the New England Book Award for Fiction, the Maine Book Award for Fiction, a MacDowell Fellowship, and a Whiting Award. She has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Hemingway Award. She lives in Portland, Maine.

    Photo Credit: Winky Lewis

  • Kate Walbert_by Deborah Donenfeld_cropped

    Kate Walbert

    Kate Walbert

    Kate Walbert is the author of five novels and two story collections, most recently She Was Like That, longlisted for the Story Prize and a New York Times Notable Book of 2019. Her novel, Our Kind, was a finalist for the National Book Award; her novel A Short History of Women, which she is currently adapting for the stage, was a New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of the Year and finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, The Best American Short Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. She lives in New York City.

    Photo Credit: Deborah Donenfeld