Join us at Hartford Baking Company in West Hartford Center for an evening with Amy Bonnaffons. *seating is limited*
Amy Bonnaffons is the author of the short story collection, The Wrong Heaven, published in July 2018 and The Regrets, her debut novel available February 2020. Amy is a founding editor of 7x7.la, a literary journal devoted to collaborations between writers and visual artists. Born in New York City, she now lives in Athens, GA, where she is working on a Ph.D. at the University of Georgia. Her work has been featured in This American Life and on NPR's All Things Considered.
Praise for The Wrong Heaven and The Regrets:
“Bonnaffons’ first full-length novel is a rare pleasure: a philosophical rom-com too weird, too bodily, too precise, too fun to get bogged down in trembling sentiment. Deep and deeply funny.” - Kirkus (starred review)
“Imaginative and unsettling…an outstanding, exciting debut.” - Publishers Weekly (starred)
“At once goofy, poignant, and edged with the fantastic, the stories in Bonnaffons’s debut collection initially surprise, then turn into one long, delicious rush…Not just fun but full of smart ideas.” - Library Journal (starred)
“In her first collection, Bonnaffons dazzles and cuts with 10 hilarious and cathartic short stories ... The author employs a modern magical realism, absurd, nihilistic, and playful all at once.... Resonant of Alissa Nutting’s novels and George Saunders’ Pastoralia (2000), Bonnaffon’s first collection presents a powerful and fresh new voice.” - Booklist