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Release Date: 11/02/2017

The Seattle Public Library Hosts Jeffrey Eugenides at Seattle First Baptist Church Nov. 10

left headshot: Jeffrey Eugenides; right headshot: Mary Ann Gwinn

Breaking his habit of publishing one book a decade, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides will be in conversation with Seattle journalist Mary Ann Gwinn about his new short story anthology, "Fresh Complaint," from 7 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 at the Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave.


Library events are free and open to the public. Tickets and registration are not required.


"Fresh Complaint" presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. Stories range from the reproductive antics of "Baster" to the dreamy, moving account of a young traveler's search for enlightenment in "Air Mail." Narratively compelling, beautifully written, and packed with a density of ideas despite their fluid grace, these stories chart the development and maturation of a major American writer.


Eugenides is a professor of creative writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton. In 2003, he received the Pulitzer Prize for his novel "Middlesex." He has written three award-winning novels, including "The Virgin Suicides." "Fresh Complaint" is his first short story compilation.


Gwinn is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who writes about books and authors for The Seattle Times, Booklist, Newsday and other publications. She was one of three jurors for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. She serves on the board of the National Book Critics Circle.


This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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