Husbands, Wives & Others with James Lasdun & A.M. Homes

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A.M. Homes
James Lasdun
Sarah Wynter
Kevin Kilner

WordTheatre returned to New York with two authors whose works have illuminated both page and screen. Each had a story read by a wonderful actor and all participated in a brief Q&A after the readings.

Program:

  • Sarah Wynter (Windfall, 24) read “Totty” by James Lasdun.
  • Kevin Kilner (House of Cards, Raising Helen) read “Brother on Sunday” by A.M. Homes.

 

About the authors.

  • A.M. Homes is the author of the novels, This Book Will Save Your Life, Music For Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as the short-story collections, Things You Should Know and The Safety of Objects, the best selling memoir, The Mistress’s Daughter along with a travel memoir, Los Angeles: People, Places and The Castle on the Hill, and the artist’s book Appendix A: Her work has been translated into twenty-two languages and appears frequently in Art Forum, Harpers, Granta, McSweeney’s, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Zoetrope. She is a Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair, Bomb and Blind Spot and has been the recipient of numerous awards including Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, NYFA, and The Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at The New York Public Library, along with the Benjamin Franklin Award, and the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. She has also created original television pilots for HBO, FX and CBS and was a writer/producer of the Showtime series The L Word. Additionally, Homes wrote the adaptation of her first novel JACK, for Showtime. Director Rose Troche’s 2003 adaptation of The Safety of Objects marks the screen debut of Kristen Stewart.
  • James Lasdun has written two novels, The Horned Man, 2002, a New York Times Notable Book, and Seven Lies, 2006, which was an Economist Book of the Year and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for fiction. He has published four collections of short stories, including The Siege: Selected Stories, the title story of which was adapted for film by BernardoBertolucci as Besieged. His latest collection It’s Beginning To Hurt, 2009 was chosen as a Best Book of the Year by the The Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Library Journal and the Atlantic. Lasdun has also written four books of poetry. Landscape with Chainsaw  was a finalist for the T S Eliot Prize, the Forward Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was also selected as a TLS International Book of the Year. Many of his reviews and essays have appeared in Harper’s, Granta, the London Review of Books and The Guardian. Lasdun co-wrote the film Sunday with Jonathan Nossiter, based on Lasdun’s story Ate Menos or The Miracle, wining both the Best Feature Award and the Waldo Salt Best Screenplay Award at Sundance.

 

Produced and Directed by Cedering Fox.