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The Center for Fiction Presents Alexandra Tanner on Worry with Claire Luchette

Tuesday, 7:00 pm EDT March 26, 2024

The Center for Fiction
& Livestreamed

We are thrilled to welcome back Alexandra Tanner, 2017 alum of The Center for Fiction / Susan Kamil Emerging Writer Fellowship, to celebrate the launch of her debut novel Worry. Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by Nylon, the Millions, and Debutiful, this humorous existentialist novel follows Jules and Poppy Gold, two sisters in their twenties who unexpectedly become roommates again. Together, the two navigate the absurd and anxiety-ridden world of young adulthood. Worry is a hilarious and unflinchingly honest portrayal of sisterhood and millennial life. With her debut, Tanner “woos with wonderful writing from the first to the last page” (Debutiful). Author Claire Luchette (Agatha of Little Neon) joins Tanner for a conversation about the process of crafting her debut novel and capturing the experience of 21st-century adulthood. After the conversation, Tanner will sign books.

Doors and Café/Bar will open at 6:30 and the first 25 attendees will receive a complimentary drink, courtesy of  Scribner. 

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In Conversation

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    Alexandra Tanner

    Alexandra Tanner

    Alexandra Tanner is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor. She is a graduate of the MFA program at The New School and a recipient of grants and fellowships from MacDowell, The Spruceton Inn’s Artist Residency, and The Center for Fiction, where she was an Emerging Writer Fellow from 2017-2018. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Granta, LARBThe New York Times Book Review, The Baffler, and Jewish Currents, among other outlets. Worry is her first novel.

    Photo Credit: Sasha Fletcher

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    Claire Luchette

    Claire Luchette

    Claire Luchette is the author of the novel Agatha of Little Neon and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree.