Keep Louisville Literary is thrilled to host Jacinda Townsend on Thursday at 1pm EST with readings from her premiere novel.
Jacinda first studied law at Harvard and Duke Universities before receiving her MFA from Iowa Writers Workshop.
She has published short fiction in literary magazines such as poemmemoirstory, Obsidian II, and Passages North and anthologies such as Surreal South and Telling Stories: Fiction by Kentucky Feminists. She currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana and teaches creative writing at Indiana University.
Jacinda Townsend’s remarkable first novel is a coming-of-age story made at once gripping and poignant by the wild energy of the Jazz Era and the stark realities of segregation. Marrying musical prose with lyric vernacular, Saint Monkey delivers a stirring portrait of American storytelling and marks the appearance of an auspicious new voice in literary fiction.
Tune in Thursday at 1pm EST to hear excerpt from “Saint Monkey: A Novel” and interview with the author