Third Place Books is thrilled to welcome Olympia's Anne de Marcken to our Ravenna store! de Marcken will be discussing her new novel, It Lasts Forever and Then It's Over, co-winner of the 2022 Novel Prize, presented by New Directions (US), Fitzcarraldo Editions (UK), and Giramondo (AU). de Marcken will be joined in conversation by Stacey Levine, author of Mice 1961. This event is free and open to the public.
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Anne de Marcken is a writer and interdisciplinary artist. Winner of The Novel Prize, It Lasts Forever and Then It’s Over is her debut novel, published simultaneously by New Directions (US), Fitzcarraldo Editions (UK) and Giramondo (AU). She is also author of the lyric novella, The Accident: An Account (Spuyten Duyvil, 2020), and her writing has been featured in Best New American Voices, Ploughshares, Narrative, Entropy, Glimmer Train, Southern Indiana Review, on NPR’s Selected Shorts and elsewhere. She has received fellowship and award recognition for her work across disciplines in film, site-specific installation and writing. Anne is the founding Editor and Publisher of the innovative small press The 3rd Thing. She lives and works on the unceded land of the Coast Salish people in Olympia, WA.
Stacey Levine is the author of five books of uniquely original voice-driven fiction. Her novel MICE 1961, set during the Cold War, concerning a young woman bullied for her albinism during the Cold War era, will be published by Verse Chorus Press in March 2024. Levine’s short fiction collection THE GIRL WITH BROWN FUR, longlisted for The Story Prize, was also shortlisted for the Washington State Book Award. Her novel FRANCES JOHNSON was shortlisted for the Washington State Book Award, and her collection MY HORSE AND OTHER STORIES won a PEN Fiction Award. MY HORSE and Levine’s novel DRA— were published by the much-lauded Los Angeles-based Sun & Moon Press. Her short fiction has been translated for Danish and Japanese publications. A frequent guest presenter at university writing programs, Levine has published fiction in The Brooklyn Rail, Tin House, Fence, The Fairy Tale Review, The Santa Monica Review, Yeti, The Iowa Review, and other venues. A collaborator on several projects with experimental cellist and composer Lori Goldston, Levine received a Stranger Genius Award for Literature and other fellowships. She lives and teaches in Seattle.
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