Judy Budnitz & Lucy Corin
Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 7:00 P.M., City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco

reading from

Fantastic Women: Tales of the Surreal & Sublime

published by Tin House Press

Edited by Rob Spillman

Fantastic Women assembles the work of eighteen inventive, insightful women authors who steep their narratives in a heady potion of surrealism and macabre black comedy. The results are wildly creative stories that capture the truth about human nature in all its complexity. Meet the daughters of Franz Kafka, Mary Shelley, the Brothers Grimm, and Angela Carter in a wild ride that folds fictional realism into an origami dragon, transporting readers into fantastic worlds. Contributors include Aimee Bender, Kate Bernheimer, Judy Budnitz, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Lucy Corin, Lydia Davis, Rikki Ducornet, Julia Elliott, Samantha Hunt, Miranda July, Kelly Link, Lydia Millet, Alissa Nutting, Gina Ochsner, Stacey Richter, Karen Russell, Julia Slavin, and Gina Zucker.

Judy Budnitz is the author of two story collections, Flying Leap and Nice Big American Baby, and a novel, If I Told You Once.

Lucy Corin is is the author of the short story collections The Entire Predicament (Tin House Books) and the novel Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls (FC2). Her stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Conjunctions, Ploughshares, Tin House, New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, and several other publications. She’s been a fellow at Breadloaf and Sewanee, and a resident at Yaddo and the Radar Lab.

Rob Spillman is editor of Tin House magazine and executive editor of Tin House Books. He was previously the monthly book columnist for Details magazine and is a contributor of book reviews and essays to Salon and Bookforum. He has written for the Baltimore Sun, the Boston Review, British GQ, Connoisseur, Details, Nerve, the New York Times Book Review, Premiere, Rolling Stone, Spin, Sports Illustrated, SPY, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Worth, among other magazines, newspapers, and online magazines. He has also worked for Random House, Vanity Fair, and the New Yorker.