Molly Antopol’s debut story collection The UnAmericans won the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award and was a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree. Antopol’s sure-footed stories brim with historic sweep across far-flung geographies as they take readers from America to Israel to the Soviet Union at various critical moments throughout the last century. Critics have lined up to praise The UnAmericans:
“Like individual novels, these stories appeal, satisfy and delight… They’ll make you nostalgic, not just for earlier times, but for another era in short fiction. A time when writers such as Bernard Malamud, and Issac Bashevis Singer and Grace Paley roamed the earth.” —NPR’s All Things Considered
“The UnAmericans is sweeping in scope, making use of the short form to unravel lives, large and small, heroic and flawed. If you’re seeking a complete emotional experience in fewer than 20 pages, look no further.” —Harper’s Bazar
“Ms. Antopol’s stories can be bleakly funny … The details in these stories are consistently fresh and offbeat without being showy … I loved the way Ms. Antopol clears the atmosphere in her stories, every so often, for moments of shy ecstasy … Ms. Antopol’s soulfulness and wit make even holding actions memorable and promising.” —The New York Times
The MWPA is proud to co-host Antopol’s first Maine reading with Longfellow Books.
6:30 PM Doors | 7:00 PM Event
This event is co-sponsored by the MWPA thanks in part to the support of the Kirby Family Foundation.