On today's episode, our guest is Liz Prato, author of the new essay collection Kids in America: A Gen X Reckoning. Liz’s previous books include Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and Privilege: Essays on Hawaii, which was a New York Times Top Summer Read and a Finalist for the Oregon Book Award, and the story collection Baby’s on Fire. She also was editor for the story anthology The Night, and the Rain, and the River from Forest Avenue Press. Liz's work has appeared in dozens of magazines and journals, and was included as notable selections in Best American Sports Writing and Best American Essays 2018..
Lidia Yuknavitch writes of the new book:”A dazzling exploration into how cultures and identities criss-cross each other, Liz Prato's Kids in America traces how Gen X emerged from the fire and fury of a nation falling to pieces. Phenomenal.”
Liz will be launching the new book, in conversation with Lidia Yuknavitch, at Powell's City of Books on Wednesday, June 15th at 7pm. She’ll also be reading at Denver’s Tattered Cover Book Store on Friday, June 24th, Annie Bloom's Books on Tuesday, August 16th, and Broadway Books on Thursday, September 29th. You can find all Liz's upcoming events on her website.