Emily Wortman-Wunder & Ashley Wurzbacher


Short Story Readings & Signings

Local author Emily Wortman-Wunder has been published in the Kenyon Review, High Country News, and more. Wortman-Wunder will discuss and sign Not a Thing to Comfort You ($17.00 University Of Iowa Press). The glimmering stories in this debut collection explore how nature worms its way into our lives. Here moths steal babies, a creek seduces a lonely suburban mother, and the priorities of a passionate conservationist are thrown into confusion after the death of her son. These tales catalog the loneliness within families, betrayals between friends, and the recurring song of regret and grief.

Author Ashley Wurzbacher’s writing has appeared in the Iowa ReviewColorado Review, and more. Wurzbacher will discuss and sign Happy Like This ($17.00 University Of Iowa Press). The characters in this book are smart girls and professional women who search for happiness in roles and relationships that are often unscripted or unconventional. Spanning a wide range of distinct perspectives, voices, styles, and settings, these ten stories offer deeply felt, often humorous meditations on the complexity of choice and the ambiguity of happiness.

Both books are winners of the Iowa Short Fiction Award.


This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary.

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Event date: 
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
Not a Thing to Comfort You (Iowa Short Fiction Award) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609386818
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University Of Iowa Press - October 15th, 2019

Happy Like This (Iowa Short Fiction Award) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609386832
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University Of Iowa Press - October 15th, 2019