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Rachel Kushner

Thursday, December 12, 2024
7:30pm Pacific Time
Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater

Called “one of the most gifted authors of her generation,” (NYT Book Review) Rachel Kushner is back with her fourth novel Creation Lake, which follows the intrigue, brutality, and love of a young woman sent to infiltrate a French anarchist collective. Kushner is able to authentically face the painful inequalities of power and money without losing the intimacies and pleasures that make us human.

As “one of the most gifted authors of her generation,” (NYT Book Review) Rachel Kushner has garnered numerous awards and countless readers over the past fifteen years. Her acclaimed novels (The Mars Room, The Flamethrowers, and Telex From Columbia) have been translated into twenty six languages, and she has won the Prix Médicis and been a finalist for the Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and twice for the National Book Award in Fiction. Kushner grew up in San Francisco, and spent her early twenties working at nightclubs around the city. Her work follows the fascinating lives of powerful women, including a spy, a prisoner, and an artist. Kushner creates gripping narratives for these characters, while investigating how they fit within racial, class, and national hierarchies. Her fourth novel, Creation Lake, is Kushner’s take on noir, following the intrigue, brutality, and love of a young woman sent to infiltrate a French anarchist collective. Kushner is able to authentically face the painful inequalities of power and money without losing the intimacies and pleasures that make us human.

A limited number of tickets include a copy of Kushner’s new novel, Creation Lake.