We're very excited to host Morgan Jerkins, whose debut collection This Will Be My Undoing shot to the New York Times bestseller list after publication in January, and Porochista Khakpour, author of the critically acclaimed novels Sons and Other Flammable Objects and The Last Illusion, and the highly anticipated memoir Sick, which will be published this summer. They'll discuss their work and writing practice as they intersect with race, gender, disability, and more.
Morgan Jerkins is an associate editor at Catapult whose work has been featured in The New Yorker, Vogue, the New York Times, The Atlantic, Elle, Rolling Stone, Lenny, and BuzzFeed, among many others. This Will Be My Undoing is her first collection of essays. She lives in New York.
Porochista Khakpour is author of Sons and Other Flammable Objects and The Last Illusion. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Harper’s, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, The Village Voice, The Chicago Reader, Bookforum, Al Jazeera America, Vice, GQ, The Paris Review Daily, Elle, Spin, Slate, Salon, Poets & Writers, Guernica, Departures, Paper, Flaunt, Nylon, Bidoun, Alef, Canteen, and many more.
Her next book is her first memoir. SICK will be published by the Harper Perennial imprint of HarperCollins in June, 2018: “a memoir of chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction, and the myth of full recovery, chronicling the long, arduous discovery of her late-stage Lyme Disease.” In 2019, Vintage will publish her first collection of essays, Brown Album; in 2020, the Pantheon will publish her third novel Tehrangeles. She currently lives in New York City and Los Angeles.