Eagle Harbor Book Co. is excited to host Seattle resident and NYTimes best selling author, Claire Dederer, as she presents her new book, Monsters: A Fan's Dilemma.
Based on Claire's acclaimed Paris Review essay What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men? Monsters explores the difficult questions that arise when monstrous men create beautiful art. Can we love the work of Hemingway, Polanski, Naipaul, Miles Davis, or Picasso? Should we? Does genius deserve special dispensation? Is male monstrosity the same as female monstrosity? Does art have a mandate to depict the darker elements of the psyche? What happens if the artist stares too long into the abyss?
This event promises an evening of stimulating and engaging discussion with America's most insightful author. This event will fill quickly so RSVP now to ensure your place!
About the Author: Claire Dederer is a bestselling memoirist, essayist, and critic. Her books include the critically acclaimed Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning, as well as Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses, which was a New York Times bestseller. Poser has been translated into eleven languages, optioned for television by Warner Bros., and adapted for the stage. Claire is a longtime contributor to The New York Times. Her essays, criticism, and reviews have also appeared in The Paris Review, The Atlantic, The Nation, Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Real Simple, Entertainment Weekly, New York magazine, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Slate, Salon, High Country News, and many other publications. She began her career as the chief film critic for Seattle Weekly.
Claire currently teaches at the Pacific University low-residency MFA program. She is the recipient of a Hedgebrook residency and a Lannan Foundation residency. She resides on her late father's houseboat in Seattle.
Monsters: A Fan's Dilemma is available now through our website or at our storefront. Copies of Monsters will be available for purchase and signing at the event.