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The Center for Fiction Presents Owen King on The Curator with Anna North

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Thursday, 7:00 pm EDT March 9, 2023

The Center for Fiction
& Livestreamed

The Ticket/Voucher option includes a $10 Bookstore voucher, redeemable toward the featured event book on the night of the event. All registrants will receive a link to livestream the event.

The Center for Fiction is pleased to welcome New York Times bestselling author Owen King (Double Feature, Sleeping Beauties) to discuss his spellbinding new novel, The Curator, a Dickensian fantasy of illusion and charm where cats are revered as religious figures, thieves are noble, scholars are revolutionaries, and conjurers are the most wonderful criminals you can imagine. Dora, a former domestic servant at the university, has a secret desire—to find where her brother went after he died, believing that the answer lies within The Museum of Psykical Research, where he worked when Dora was a child—and where conspiracy lurks.

Lambda Literary Award-winning author and journalist Anna North (Outlawed) joins King in conversation, and the pair will discuss the process of writing and fantasy worldbuilding, the book’s humorous and horrific themes and intricately woven characters, and answer questions from the audience.


In Conversation

  • Curator - Author Photo_credit Anne Raftopoulos - Vrinda Madan

    Owen King

    Owen King

    Owen King is the author of The Curator, Double Feature, and We’re All in This Together: A Novella and Stories. He is the coauthor of Sleeping Beauties and Intro to Alien Invasion and the coeditor of Who Can Save Us Now? Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories. He lives in upstate New York with his family.

  • Anna North_credit Seth Pomerantz smaller - Vrinda Madan

    Anna North

    Anna North

    Anna North is the author of three novels: Outlawed, a New York Times bestseller and Reese’s Book Club Pick; America Pacifica; and The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, which received a Lambda Literary Award in 2016. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has been a writer and editor at Jezebel, BuzzFeed, Salon, and the New York Times, and is now a senior correspondent at Vox covering American work and family life. She grew up in Los Angeles and lives in Brooklyn.

    Photo Credit: Seth Pomerantz