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Spring Edition Benefit: Virtual Issue

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Online

Spring Edition Benefit Virtual Issue

Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 7pm – 8pm | Zoom

featuring
Douglas Stuart
author of

Tickets: $75 per person includes a signed copy of Shuggie Bain. For an additional fee, Elm Restaurant is offering a Scottish inspired dinner for two. Chef Luke Venner’s “Shuggie Bain Box” is accepting pre-orders and will be available for pick-up on 4/29/21.

Douglas Stuart’s Booker Prize-winning debut novel follows young Shuggie Bain as he grows up in Glasgow in the 1980s and 1990s. Stuart expertly evokes the complexities of hope, despair, trauma, addiction, identity, poverty, and love in this story of a family’s struggle to get by. As noted in its Starred Kirkus review, “You will never forget Shuggie Bain. Scene by scene, this book is a masterpiece.”

DOUGLAS STUART is a Scottish – American author. His debut novel, Shuggie Bain, won the 2020 Booker Prize. Shuggie Bain was a finalist for the National Book Award, The Pen Hemingway Award, The Critic’s Circle Prize, The Kirkus Prize, as well as several other literary awards. It was named ‘The Book of the Year’ by The Times, and ‘A Best Book of The Year’ by The Los Angeles Times, NPR, TIME, The New York Times and The Washington Post. It is a New York Times, and a Sunday Times bestseller, and is to be translated into over thirty-four languages.

Stuart wrote Shuggie Bain over a ten year period, and is currently adapting it for the screen in partnership with A24 pictures and Scott Rudin productions.

His short stories, Found Wanting, and The Englishman, were published in The New Yorker magazine. His essay, Poverty, Anxiety, and Gender in Scottish Working-Class Literature was published by Lit Hub.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Stuart has an MA from the Royal College of Art in London, and since 2000 he has lived and worked in New York City.

The author is currently completing his second novel, which will be published in Spring 2022.

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Date:
April 29
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Online

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