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TriQuarterly Books Presents Yxta Maya Murray & Benjamin Hedin
March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
About this Event
Join us Wednesday, March 3rd at 7:00 PM Central as novelists Yxta Maya Murray and Benjamin Hedin read from new and forthcoming books!
About the Books
Murray’s funny, idiosyncratic, and propulsive new novel, Art is Everything, is a portrait of a Chicana artist as a woman on the margins. Written as a series of web posts, Instagram essays, Snapchat freakouts, rejected Yelp review, and SmugMug streams-of-consciousness that merge volcanic confession with eagle-eyed art criticism, Art is Everything shows us the painful but joyous development of a mid-career artist whose world implodes just as she has a breakthrough. Available now.
Under the Spell is the first novel by Benjamin Hedin, a dazzling new voice in American fiction. A book that forces us to question how much of a person, even those closest to us, remains obscure, Under the Spell reveals the astonishing, transformative power of grief. Forthcoming this June.
About the Authors
YXTA MAYA MURRAY is a writer and law professor living in Los Angeles. Her novels include The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Kidnapped, The King’s Gold: An Old World Novel of Adventure, and The Queen Jade: A Novel. Her fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, the Georgia Review, the Southern Review, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She has won a Whiting Writer’s Award and an Art Writer’s Grant, and she has been a finalist for the ASME Award in Fiction. Her art criticism can be found in Artforum, ARTnews, Artillery, and other periodicals.
BENJAMIN HEDIN is the author of In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now and editor of the anthology Studio A: The Bob Dylan Reader. He has written for the New Yorker, Time, the Atlantic, the Oxford American, and the Chicago Tribune, among other publications. Also a Grammy-nominated producer of documentary films, he wrote the films Two Trains Runnin’ about the search for two forgotten blues singers and the multiple award-winning 2021 documentary MLK/FBI—called “eye-opening and jaw-dropping” by Rolling Stone. He lives in Atlanta.