Join FSG Originals in celebrating the release of Laura Adamczyk’s debut story collection, HARDLY CHILDREN, with readings by Ling Ma (author of SEVERANCE), Audrey Petty (author of HIGH-RISE STORIES), and Amanda Goldblatt. Hosted by Lindsay Hunter (author of EAT ONLY WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY).
HARDLY CHILDREN: The characters in HARDLY CHILDREN are keyed up, on the verge, full of desire. They’re lost, they’re in love with someone they shouldn’t be, they’re denying uncomfortable truths using sex or humor. They are children waking up to the threats of adulthood, and adults living with childlike abandon. With command, caution, and subtle terror, Adamczyk shapes a world where the possibility of loss is always lurking in the periphery, like an uncomfortable scene viewed out of the corner of one’s eye.
LAURA ADAMCZYK: Laura Adamczyk’s fiction has won awards from the Union League Civic & Arts Foundation of Chicago and has appeared in Hobart, Chicago Reader, Pank, Salt Hill, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Bellevue Literary Review, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere. Her story “Girls,” published in Guernica, won the 2014 Dzanc Books/Disquiet International Literary Program Award. She currently works at The A.V. Club in Chicago.