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Reading & Craft Talk: R.O. Kwon: Failing Better: On Revising
Friday, July 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Friday, July 31, 6 – 7 p.m. EST
This talk will delve into revision strategies, possibilities, options, and leaps of faith. What does it mean to revise, and how can you figure out what works best for you? I tend to avoid generalizations, but it’s pretty safe to say that every writer revises, and often heavily: Kerouac bragged that he’d written On the Road in one go, but after he died, they discovered the drafts.
R.O. Kwon‘s nationally bestselling first novel, The Incendiaries, is published by Riverhead (U.S.) and Virago/Little Brown (U.K.), and it is being translated into six languages. Named a best book of the year by more than forty publications, The Incendiaries was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award for Best First Book; Los Angeles Times First Book Prize; and Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Fiction Prize. The book was also nominated for the Aspen Prize, Carnegie Medal, and the Northern California Book Award. Kwon’s next novel, as well as an essay collection, are forthcoming.