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Los Angeles Book Club: Lost Empress


PEN America and The Edison hope to see you at our June Book Club to discuss Lost Empress by Sergio De La Pava. Hosted by Colette Sartor.

Free and open to all, both PEN America Members and non-Members. Specialty cocktails will be offered all night, and happy hour prices are available.

“I don’t know how to do this book justice. It is so bold and so rich and so funny and so filled with pure pleasure for the reader . . . I feel like I’m in the presence of a major writer—someone of a singular intelligence that is at once alien yet comforting.”
—Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe and Sorry Please Thank You

Read the Resistance will livestream a conversation with De La Pava discussing Valeria Luiselli’s Tell Me How It Ends on June 26. Details here.

Members of the Book Club receive a 15 percent discount when purchasing the current book club title at The Last Bookstore. For more information, email [email protected]

Sergio De La Pava is a public defender in New York City and the author of the novels A Naked Singularity, Personae, and Lost Empress.


Colette Sartor’s award-winning fiction and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Kenyon Review Online, Carve, Slice, Prairie Schooner, and Colorado Review. She teaches at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program as well as privately, and is an executive director of CineStory, a screenwriting mentoring organization.

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