Erin Pringle will read from her newest collection of fictions, The Whole World at Once. The stories traces rural landscapes and loss: A girl gone missing from a county fair. A soldier returned from war only to plant and dig up landmines in his backyard. An old man who tries to save dying fish and his wife's garden.
“Erin Pringle’s stories leave you no choice. They sing so gorgeously, break your heart so perfectly, that you’re forced to revise your understanding of loss, luck, and love.”
Tom Noyes, author of Come by Here: A Novella and Stories
“Readers willing to immerse themselves in sorrow, and sometimes in narratives that twist and shimmer before taking definite shape, will find reflected in these stories the unsteady path of coming back to life—or not—after loss.”
Pringle grew up in rural Illinois, was a graduate of the Texas State University MFA program in Fiction (2006), and now lives Northwest with her partner Heather, and son Henry. The Whole World at Once is published by West Virginia University Press and was selected by L.A.'s New Short Fiction Series. Her first book, The Floating Order, was published by Two Ravens Press in 2009 and was received well.
As part of this event, Erin will read then talk about words, beauty, and grief with Austin writer and filmmaker, Owen Egerton. Book signing to follow.