Authors @ NCL: The Paper Wasp by Lauren Acampora

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July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Lamb Room

Lauren Acampora’s acclaimed short story collection, The Wonder Garden, earned her comparisons to Wharton, Cheever and O’Connor. Now she delivers, THE PAPER WASP, her electrifying debut novel, which tells the knife-edge story of two women’s dark friendship of twisted ambition set against the backdrop of contemporary Hollywood. Utterly original, THE PAPER WASP is a thrilling, unexpected journey into the psyche and imagination of a woman determined to fulfill her destiny.


Lauren Acampora is the author of the novel The Paper Wasp, published in June by Grove Atlantic. It’s been named a Best Summer Read by The New York Times, O Magzine, ELLE, Town & Country,, Daily Mail (UK), Tatler, Thrillist, Literary Hub, and Publishers Weekly, and listed as one of USA Today’s “5 books not to miss.” Lauren’s debut collection of linked stories, The Wonder Garden, was named a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and an Indie Next selection, and was chosen as one of the best books of the year by Amazon and NPR. It won the GLCA New Writers Award, was a finalist for the New England Book Award, and was longlisted for the Story Prize. Raised in Darien, Connecticut she now lives in Westchester County with her husband and daughter.

In partnership with Elm Street Books.


July 18
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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