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The Art of the Short Story: Sarah Shun-lien Bynum Launches Likes with Brandon Taylor


Online Event

Tuesday, 7:30 pm EDT September 22, 2020

Likes is the forthcoming publication from National Book Award finalist Sarah Shun-lien Bynum. The collection, which marks her highly anticipated return after ten years, weaves together like and unlike, mythic and modern, for a wildly original blending of the real with the fantastic that won her acclaim for her previous work.

Bynum will discuss writing Likes with author Brandon Taylor whose novel Real Life made the long list for the 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

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In Conversation

  • Bynum, Sarah (c) Mara Casey

    Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

    Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

    Sarah Shun-lien Bynum is the author of the novels Ms. Hempel Chronicles, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Madeleine Is Sleeping, a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Her fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including the New Yorker, Ploughshares, Tin House, The Best American Short Stories, and the O. Henry Prize Stories. The recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and an NEA Fellowship, she was named one of “20 Under 40” fiction writers by the New Yorker. She lives in Los Angeles.

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    Brandon Taylor

    Brandon Taylor

    Brandon Taylor is the author of the novel Real Life, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. His work has appeared in Guernica, American Short Fiction, Gulf Coast, Buzzfeed Reader, O: The Oprah Magazine, Gay Mag, the New Yorker online, the Literary Review, and elsewhere. He is the senior editor of Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading and a staff writer at Lit Hub. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow.