Vermont College of Fine Arts Presents 7pm
Abby Frucht and Laurie Alberts present their new novel, "A Well Made Bed".
Following the presentation, Alumni from VCFA will present their latest works!
Connie May Fowler, author of the best selling novels How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly and Before Women Had Wings, has this to say about A Well Made Bed: “Abby Frucht and Laurie Alberts have written a rollicking novel with so many plot twists and surprises I couldn't put it down. Jaycee and Noor are unforgettable characters: funny, flawed, full of hope, and deeply human. A Well Made Bed is a Tour de force written by two wildly talented writers.”
And Alice Fogel, poet laureate of New Hampshire, writes: “Brilliant and beautifully written, A WELL-MADE BED centers around Jaycee and Noor and the unexpected but inevitable predicaments they get themselves into. Soon the interlocking plots and subplots make it impossible to separate character from destiny, humor from sorrow, or truth from lies. A WELL-MADE BED is deliciously addictive.”
Abby Frucht (www.abbyfrucht.net) won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize for 1988 for her story collection Fruit of the Month and has since published five novels including SNAP (Ticknor & Fields), LICORICE (Graywolf), ARE YOU MINE? (Grove), LIFE BEFORE DEATH (Scribner) and POLLY’S GHOST (Scribner.) Her recent story collection, THE BELL AT THE END OF A ROPE was published by Narrative Library, her forthcoming novel, A WELL MADE BED, on which she collaborated with memoirist and novelist, Laurie Alberts is due out in March 2016 with Red Hen Press, and her personal essays have appeared in many magazines and anthologies including Best of the Web. She has won two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, been a member of the facutly in the Masters in Creative Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts for two decades, and will serve this year as one of a three judge panel for the Pen Faulkner Award in Fiction.
Laurie Alberts is the author of three novels (Tempting Fate, The Price of Land in Shelby, and Lost Daughters), two memoirs (Fault Line and Between Revolutions: An American Romance with Russia), a story collection (Goodnight Silky Sullivan) and a craft book (Showing & Telling). Her collaborative
novel, A Well Made Bed, written with Abby Frucht, will be published in 2016. Her work has received the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Award, the Hackney Literary Award, an American Fiction prize, and a James Michener Award. She has taught fiction and creative nonfiction writing at Vermont College of the Fine Arts, Hampshire College, and the University of New Mexico.