Video Replay: Fiction Writer Andrew Porter & Nan Cuba in Coversation on The Big Texas Author Talk
by Writing Workshops Staff
6 months ago
From WritingWorkshops.com and Gemini Ink: watch the replay of our discussion on The Big Texas Author Talk with fiction writer Andrew Porter, author of the short story collections The Disappeared (Knopf, 2023) and The Theory of Light and Matter (VintageAnchor) and the novel In Between Days (Knopf).
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Andrew was in discussion with Nan Cuba to discuss The Disappeared, a collection of stories that trace the threads of loss and displacement running through all our lives.
“What a beautiful book about the profound mystery of ordinary life.” —Alix Ohlin, author of We Want What We Want
For those interested in learning about the art of fiction, seeing your projects through to the end, and being vulnerable and authentic on the page, this is for you!
ANDREW PORTER is the author of the story collection The Theory of Light and Matter and the novel In Between Days. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he has received a Pushcart Prize, a James Michener/Copernicus Fellowship, and the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. His work has appeared in One Story, The Threepenny Review, and Ploughshares, and on public radio’s Selected Shorts. Currently, he teaches fiction writing and directs the creative writing program at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
NAN CUBA is the author of Body and Bread, winner of the PEN Southwest Award in Fiction and the Texas Institute of Letters Steven Turner Award; it was listed as one of “Ten Titles to Pick Up Now” in O, Oprah’s Magazine and was a “Summer Books” choice from Huffington Post. Other work has appeared in Antioch Review, Harvard Review, Columbia, Quarterly West, and Chicago Tribune’s Printer’s Row. Journalistic pieces were published in LIFE, Third Coast, and D Magazine. As an investigator of the causes of extraordinary violence, she is featured in a Netflix documentary, The Confession Killer, and another by Hulu. Cuba is included in Texas Monthly’s “Ten to Watch (and Read)” and has received a Dobie Paisano Fellowship, a San Antonio Artist Foundation Fellowship, and an artist residency at Fundación Valparaiso in Spain. She is founder and executive director emeritus of Gemini Ink, a nonprofit writing arts center, and was Writer in Residence at Our Lady of the Lake University.