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Joy Williams, in conversation with Darcy Cosper, discusses and signs Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories

The legendary writer’s first collection in more than ten years and, finally, the definitive one. A literary event of the highest order.  Joy Williams has been celebrated as a master of the short story for four decades, her renown passing as a given from one generation to the next even in the shifting landscape of contemporary writing. And at long last the incredible scope of her singular achievement is put on display: thirty-three stories drawn from three much-lauded collections, and another thirteen appearing here for the first time in book form. Forty-six stories in all, far and away the most comprehensive volume in her long career, showcasing her crisp, elegant prose, her dark wit, and her uncanny ability to illuminate our world through characters and situations that feel at once peculiar and foreign and disturbingly familiar. Virtually all American writers have their favorite Joy Williams stories, as do many readers of all ages, and each one of them is available here. (Knopf)

About Darcy Cosper:
Darcy Cosper is the Deputy Senior Fiction Editor of the
Los Angeles Review of Books.
From 2004 to 2012 she was the online editor of the
literary magazine Swink.
She holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars.


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Event date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101874899
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability

Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 8th, 2015