Terese Svoboda - "Great American Desert" - Sarah Dimick

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Terese Svoboda

“Terese Svoboda has brought a poet’s lyrical intensity and factual density to prose fiction and writes like no one else.”Tom McGuane

“I read this as a new American Gothic where the endless flatness is not so much broken as broken open into utterly new dimensions. I’m blown away.”Michael Martone

A reading and discussion with Terese Svoboda, author of Great American Desert, joined in conversation by Sarah Dimick. A Q&A and signing will follow the event.

At the Co-op

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About the Book: About water and thirst, psychic and real, Great American Desert encompasses life above the Ogallala aquifer from the pre-historic Clovis to “projections” camped beside a pink pyramid in a sci-fi prairie. 

About the Author: A Guggenheim fellow, Terese Svoboda is the author of seven books of fiction, seven books of poetry, a prize-winning memoir, a book of translation from the Nuer, and a biography of the radical poet Lola Ridge. "Terese Svoboda is one of those writers you would be tempted to read regardless of the setting or the period or the plot or even the genre.”—Bloomsbury Review.

About the Interlocutor: Sarah Dimick is the Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities at Northwestern University.  She received her PhD in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research addresses environmental writing of the 20th and 21st centuries, concentrating on literary representations of climate change and fossil fuel consumption.

Event Location: 
The Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637