When: Saturday, January 11, 12 to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Urban Coalhouse, The Galleria, 2 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank
We’re excited to announce Mary Beth Keane as the next author in our Visiting Writers Series. Keane’s recent novel, Ask Again, Yes, was the Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show Summer Reads 2019 Winner and climbed to No. 5 on The New York Times Best Sellers list. Keane will read from her novel, share her experiences as an author, and discuss her writing process.
All proceeds support our community outreach programs for underserved youth and adults.
Mary Beth Keane attended Barnard College and the University of Virginia, where she received an MFA. In 2011, she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35,” and in 2015 she was awarded a John S. Guggenheim Fellowship for fiction writing. She is the author of The Walking People, Fever, and Ask Again, Yes, which spent eight weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list. To date, translation rights to Ask Again, Yes have sold in 15 languages, with most translated editions forthcoming in 2020. Both Fever and Ask Again, Yes are in development to become limited television series.
What the reviewers are saying…
“Mary Beth Keane takes on one of the most difficult problems in fiction—how to write about human decency. In Ask Again, Yes, Keane creates a layered emotional truth that makes a compelling case for compassion over blame, understanding over grudge, and the resilience of hearts that can accept the contradictions of love.” — Louise Erdrich, author of The Round House
“Ask Again, Yes is a powerful and moving novel of family, trauma, and the defining moments in people’s lives. Mary Beth Keane is a writer of extraordinary depth, feeling, and wit. Readers will love this book, as I did.” — Meg Wolitzer, author of The Female Persuasion
“One of the most unpretentiously profound books I’ve read in a long time … modestly magnificent.” — Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air
“A beautiful novel, bursting at the seams with empathy.” — Elle
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