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May 9, 2024
6:00 pm
7:00 pm

Antje Rauwerda: SLOW TIME (With Marian Crotty)

Antje Rauwerda’s debut novel takes place in Baltimore’s Govans neighborhood, and The Ivy couldn’t be more thrilled to host her alongside Marian Crotty for a celebration of its publication! In addition to their accomplishments as writers, Rauwerda and Crotty are residents of Govans, and we look forward to this conversation that allows us to access Baltimore through a fictional lens.

SLOW TIME is a novel about reconciling the long past with the present, the traumatically lost with what can be brought to a state of peace, and this specific location with the diverse human lives that inhabit it.

Antje M. Rauwerda’s Baltimore-centric first novel Slow Time is published by spuyten duyvil press. Her academic book The Writer and The Overseas Childhood: The Third Culture Literature of McEwan, Kingsolver and Others was published by McFarland in 2013. In the years between these two very different publications (different geographical focus, different worlds in terms of writing) she also authored numerous academic articles in the field of postcolonial literature, with a particular interest in authors who grew up outside their “home” nation. These articles include work on Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games as a military brat novel, Michael Ondaatje’s The Cat’s Table as a third culture one, and Nadiya Hussein’s cookbooks as indicative of book marketing and the domestication of Islam. She lives in Baltimore and is a Professor of Literary Studies as well as affiliate faculty in Professional and Creative Writing at Goucher College.

Marian Crotty is the author of What Counts as Love, which was published through the University of Iowa Short Fiction Prizes (John Simmons Award). The book was longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection and won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Her short stories have appeared in the Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, The Sun, and Best American Short Stories. Her short story collection Near Strangers is forthcoming from Autumn House Press in October 2024.

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