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Writers Cribs! Danielle Evans 

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Danielle Evans shares her latest work The Office of Historical Corrections, forthcoming this November. “The award-winning author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self brings her signature voice and insight to the subjects of race, grief, apology, and American history”, from Penguin Random House.

“ ‘The Office of Historical Corrections,’ a novella, is presented here along with other stories that chronicle how history — racial and cultural — continue to reverberate through daily life. Danielle Evans continues to write provocative fiction about people of color, raising questions about who gets to dictate our national narrative.”
— The Chicago Tribune

“The eponymous novella that closes the book is a stunner . . . storytelling [is] gripping on every level. Necessary narratives, brilliantly crafted.”
— Kirkus, STARRED review

“With the seven brilliant stories in The Office of Historical Corrections, Danielle Evans demonstrates, once again, that she is the finest short story writer working today. These stories are sly and prescient, a nuanced reflection of the world we are living in, one where the rules are changing, and truth is mutable and resentments about nearly everything have breached the surface of what is socially acceptable. These stories are wickedly smart and haunting in what they say about the human condition… Her language is nimble, her sentences immensely pleasurable to read, and in every single story there is a breathtaking surprise, an unexpected turn, a moment that will leave you speechless, and wanting more.”
— Roxane Gay,  New York Times-bestselling author of Difficult Women and Bad Feminist

“Danielle Evans is a stone-cold genius, in possession of both a merciless eye and a merciful heart. And she keeps getting better.”
— Rebecca Makkai, National Book Award finalist for The Great Believers

Danielle Evans is the author of the story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, winner of the PEN American Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Hurston-Wright award for fiction, and the Paterson Prize for Fiction, and an honorable mention for the PEN/Hemingway award. She is a 2011 National Book Foundation 5 under 35 honoree and a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts fellow. Her work has appeared in magazines including The Paris Review, A Public Space, American Short Fiction, Callaloo, The Sewanee Review, and Phoebe, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2008, 2010, 2017, and 2018, and in New Stories From The South.  Her second collection, The Office of Historical Corrections, is forthcoming from Riverhead Books.

CityLit Project in partnership with Enoch Pratt Free Library presents Writers Cribs! Danielle Evans. Join us for a conversation and tour with Danielle Evans, author of The Office of Historical Corrections.

This is a virtual event. Registration is encouraged. FREE tickets for Zoom Webinar or Facebook Live will go on sale December 1 at 9 AM.


December 15
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm