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Pride Month Author Series – Meredith Russo
June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The Augusta University Writing Project will host eight award-winning and groundbreaking authors representing both literary excellence and LGBTQ+ pride. Meredith Russo, an award-winning author, will speak on June 14 at 7 p.m.
Meredith Russo was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but now lives in Brooklyn with her awful cat. Her love affair with fiction began on the living room floor at six years old, where she stared at the ceiling and imagined Middle Earth as her mother read The Hobbit aloud. She has been a shiftless degenerate ever since, which is to say a writer. Between her novels and short fiction Meredith has tackled everything from contemporary realism to nonfiction to eco-dystopian cyberpunk, but her focus has been and remains stories of transgender women and girls. Whatever she writes, her oath is that it will always feature a trans woman and that she will not reach an explicitly tragic ending.
Her debut novel, If I Was Your Girl, was a finalist for the Walter Dean Myers Diversity Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and won the 2016 Stonewall Award. She has been featured in multiple short fiction and essay anthologies, and when she gets the stupid thing working again you can find her more experimental short fiction available for free on her website. Her second novel, Birthday, tells the story of a boy and a girl who were born for each other, told over the six years it takes them to realize it.