Author Curtis Sittenfeld said: "She's such a talented and unpredictable writer that I'm officially joining her fan club." When reviewing her latest book--Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It--The Los Angeles Times raved about her skill as a storyteller: "Superbly crafted, these hard little tales wind through the ways people fail to relate to each other and even to themselves." Even mighty Oprah deemed Meloy's writing as worthy of note, saying it's "like a Bruce Springsteen album sounds: raw with a tender wildness and loaded with adolescent ache."
But these accolades are nothing new. Meloy is the author of two novels and two short-story collections and is fast on her way to becoming a literary rock star. In her relatively short career, Meloy has received The Paris Review's Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Hot damn.
But now, it's Meloy's turn to talk. On Tuesday, Feb. 8, Meloy joins Idaho writer-in-residence Tony Doerr for The Cabin's Readings and Conversations series at the Egyptian Theatre. Meloy and Doerr will come together for one night of reading and discussion about their work, illuminating their respective points of view and answering any questions the audience dares to ask. So scratch that lit itch and join these two authors for an evening filled with culture and conversation. But buy soon: according to The Cabin, the first floor has already sold out.