Archives par étiquette : Jen George

Et les meilleurs jeunes romanciers américains selon Granta sont…

Tous les dix ans, la célèbre revue littéraire britannique révèle son classement spécial avec les meilleurs écrivains américains de fiction qui ont moins de 40 ans. Parmi les 21 sélectionnés, on retrouve 5 auteurs que notre agence représente en France : Jesse Ball, Jen George, Garth Risk Hallberg (Plon/Feux Croisés), Sana Krasikov (Albin Michel) et Anthony Marra (Lattès).

Cliquez ici pour voir la liste complète publiée par The Guardian.

THE BABYSITTER AT REST de Jen George

This brilliantly caustic début collection of stories is an attack on the pieties of contemporary social life and the niceties of traditional fiction.” — The New Yorker

THE BABYSITTER AT REST
by Jen George
Dorothy, A Publishing Project, October 2016

Five stories—several as long as novellas—introduce the world to Jen George, a writer whose furiously imaginative new voice calls to mind Donald Barthelme and Leonora Carrington no less than Kathy Acker and Chris Kraus. In “Guidance/The Party,” an ethereal alcoholic “Guide” in robes and flowing hair appears to help a thirty-three-year-old woman prepare a party for her belated adulthood; “Take Care of Me Forever” tragically lambasts the medical profession as a ship of fools afloat in loneliness and narcissism; “Instruction” chronicles a season in an unconventional art school called The Warehouse, where students divide their time between orgies, art critiques, and burying dead racehorses. Combining slapstick, surrealism, erotica, and social criticism, Jen George’s sprawling creative energy belies the secret precision and unexpected tenderness of everything she writes.

Jen George lives and works in New York City. THE BABYSITTER AT REST is her first book.