Brandon Taylor and Danielle Evans for THE LATE AMERICANS *IN-PERSON*

Join Loyalty Bookstores and DC Public Library for a live, in-person event with Brandon Taylor and Danielle Evans to celebrate the release of The Late Americans! This event will take place at DCPL's Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library**This event is free to attend, but registration is required—please register on DCPL's website.** You can purchase the book from Loyalty below or borrow a copy from DCPL, and we will have additional copies for sale at the event. Please email  with any questions.

ABOUT THE BOOK

NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE YEAR BY ELLE AND VULTURE

The widely acclaimed author of Real Life and Filthy Animals returns with a deeply involving new novel of young men and women at a crossroads

In the shared and private spaces of Iowa City, a loose circle of lovers and friends encounter, confront, and provoke one another in a volatile year of self-discovery. Among them are Seamus, a frustrated young poet; Ivan, a dancer turned aspiring banker who dabbles in amateur pornography; Fatima, whose independence and work ethic complicate her relationships with friends and a trusted mentor; and Noah, who “didn’t seek sex out so much as it came up to him like an anxious dog in need of affection.” These four are buffeted by a cast of artists, landlords, meatpacking workers, and mathematicians who populate the cafes, classrooms, and food-service kitchens of the city, sometimes to violent and electrifying consequence. Finally, as each prepares for an uncertain future, the group heads to a cabin to bid goodbye to their former lives—a moment of reckoning that leaves each of them irrevocably altered.

A novel of friendship and chosen family, The Late Americans asks fresh questions about love and sex, ambition and precarity, and about how human beings can bruise one another while trying to find themselves. It is Brandon Taylor’s richest and most involving work of fiction to date, confirming his position as one of our most perceptive chroniclers of contemporary life.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brandon Taylor is the author of the novel Real Life, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, and named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and a Science + Literature Selected Title by the National Book Foundation. His collection Filthy Animals, a national bestseller, was awarded The Story Prize and shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. He is the 2022-2023 Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER

Danielle Evans is the author of the story collections The Office of Historical Corrections and Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self. Her first collection won the PEN American Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Hurston-Wright award for fiction, and the Paterson Prize for fiction; her second won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and The Bridge Book Award and was a finalist for The Aspen Prize, The Story Prize, and The LA Times Book prize for fiction. She is the 2021 winner of The New Literary Project Joyce Carol Oates Prize, a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts fellow, and a 2011 National Book Foundation 5 under 35 honoree. Her stories have appeared in magazines including The Paris Review, A Public Space, American Short Fiction, Callaloo, The Sewanee Review, and Phoebe, and have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2008, 2010, 2017, and 2018, and in New Stories From The South. She received an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop, previously taught creative writing at American University in Washington DC and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and currently teaches in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

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Event date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library
3310 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
The Late Americans: A Novel By Brandon Taylor Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593332337
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Riverhead Books - May 23rd, 2023

Real Life: A Novel By Brandon Taylor Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525538899
Availability: Not In Store - Available to special order for pickup or ship. For even speediest shipping we suggest our Bookshop.org page!
Published: Riverhead Books - February 16th, 2021

Filthy Animals By Brandon Taylor Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525538929
Availability: Not In Store - Available to special order for pickup or ship. For even speediest shipping we suggest our Bookshop.org page!
Published: Riverhead Books - June 21st, 2022

The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories By Danielle Evans Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593189450
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Riverhead Books - November 9th, 2021

Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self By Danielle Evans Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594485367
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Riverhead Books - September 6th, 2011