Mary Gaitskill and The Devil’s Treasure

UPDATE: This session is now streaming. Watch the full panel here.

Since the debut of her revered short story collection, Bad Behavior—which included the story adapted into the 2002 film Secretary—Mary Gaitskill has lent brutal honesty and formal daring to the literary scene. “She catches cruelty and inexplicable desire, what she has called ‘the dirt within,’ as well as any writer we have,” as Dwight Garner of the New York Times has put it. Gaitskill’s new book, The Devil’s Treasure, is no less audacious than her previous work. Linked together by the story of a girl named Ginger who discovers a portal to hell in her own backyard, Gaitskill’s latest, richly illustrated work presents excerpts of her previous novels, including 2005’s Veronica and 2015’s The Mare, as well as a memoir—all of it stitched together with authorial commentary.

This session is available in person on October 31 at the Austin Central Library or live-streamed.

Watch Maria Hinojosa!

UPDATE: This session is now streaming. Watch the full panel here.

In her new memoir, Once I Was You, award-winning journalist and executive producer of Latino USA, Maria Hinojosa shares her experience growing up on the South Side of Chigaco as a Mexican American girl. She has spent nearly thirty years giving voice to the communities overlooked by the media. Join her as she shares her own experiences and offers a personal look at immigration. 

Sunday, October 31 at the Austin Central Library at 12PM CT.

Available both in-person and live streamed!