Living As A Writer Means Words on the Page (Afternoon)
with Amanda Eyre Ward
4 Afternoons: Monday 11/11–Thursday 11/14 | 1:30-4:30pm
Amanda Eyre Ward is the author of The Jetsetters, The Lifeguards, Sleep Toward Heaven, How to be Lost, Forgive Me, Close Your Eyes, The Same Sky, and the short story collection Love Stories in this Town. Her work has been optioned for film and television and published in fifteen countries.
“A polyphonic story . . . Ward, with her keen eye for detail and a terrific sense of exactly when to deliver a punchline, knows her characters well. . . . She allows her characters to be petty and myopic, to make the wrong choices again and again, to fail badly, then dust themselves off and try again. Her people are resilient, with a deep longing to do better—particularly for their children.”
“Treat yourself to The Jetsetters and let Amanda Eyre Ward’s wit, poignancy, and insight take you away. You deserve it. . . . The funniest novel that ever broke your heart.”— Andrew Sean GreerNew York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Less
Amanda’s work has garnered many accolades, including the Violet Crown Book Award (Sleep Toward Heaven), a Target Bookmarked Pick (How to Be Lost and The Same Sky), and a Kirkus Best Book Pick (Close Your Eyes).
Her newest novel Lovers and Liars will be released in May by Ballantine Books.
After spending time in Maine, Cape Cod and New Orleans, Amanda and her family settled in Texas, where she currently lives.