Gladman is one of our most exciting and innovative writers, stretching the boundaries of every genre and style she attempts. Calamities is a collection of short essays about everything from navigating the trivialities of daily life to the very nature of narrative and writing.
WINNER of the 2017 Firecracker Award for Nonfiction from CLMP
A collection of linked essays concerned with the life and mind of the writer by one of the most original voices in contemporary literature. Each essay takes a day as its point of inquiry, observing the body as it moves through time, architecture, and space, gradually demanding a new logic and level of consciousness from the narrator and reader.
About the Author
Born in Atlanta, GA, in 1971, Renee Gladman studied Philosophy at Vassar College and Poetics at New College of California. She is the author of eight works of prose, including the Ravicka novels "Event Factory" (2010), "The Ravickians" (2011), and "Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge" (2013), as well as a book of poetry, "A Picture-Feeling." Her most recent work of fiction is "Morelia," a short novel forthcoming in 2016. A longtime publisher and bookmaker, her projects include Clamour (1996-1999), Leroy Chapbook series (1999-2003), and Leon Works (since 2005). A professor of creative writing at Brown University from 2006-2014 and a 2014-2015 fellow at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, she lives in Providence, RI, with poet-ceramicist, Danielle Vogel.