Hybrid Event: Jen Fawkes presents Tales the Devil Told Me, in conversation with Heather Newton

Event Image: 
Image shows a green border with a white box containing the text: Jen Fawkes in conversation with Heather Newton Wednesday, October 13th at 6 PM ET. Hybridl Event. Next to the text are photos of both people named and the cover of the featured book

This is a hybrid event, meaning there is an option to attend virtually and a limited amount of seats available to attend the event in-store. Registration is required for both in-person and virtual attendance. 

Please click here to register for the VIRTUAL event. The link required to attend will be emailed to registrants prior to the event. 

Please click here to register for the IN-PERSON event. Note the important event details on the RSVP form. 

Like most of our events, this event is free. If you decide to attend and purchase the authors' books, we ask that you purchase from Malaprop's. When you do this you make it possible for us to continue hosting author events and you keep more dollars in our community. You may also support our work by purchasing a gift card or making a donation of any amount below. Thank you!

What if Captain Hook gave up marauding and took a gig at the Post Office? How did Hamlet's uncle Claudius become such a rat? What might happen if a plastic surgeon fell for Medusa? If Moby Dick could write a letter, what would he say to Ahab? The answers to these and many other questions can be found in Tales the Devil Told Me by Jen Fawkes - winner of the 2020 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction. These twelve stories examine the possible lives of classic literary villains as Professor Moriarty, Shere Khan, Rumpelstiltskin, Polyphemus, Mrs. Danvers and others, while illuminating the consumptive nature of love, the crushing weight of isolation, the false promise of beauty, and the power of storytelling itself.

Jen Fawkes is the author of Mannequin and Wife: Stories (2020 LSU Press). Her work has appeared in One Story, Lit Hub, Crazyhorse, The Iowa Review, The Rumpus, Best Small Fictions 2020 and other venues. Her fiction has won numerous prizes, from The Pinch, Salamander, Harpur Palate, Washington Square Review, and others. She lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with her husband and several imaginary friends. Her second story collection, Tales the Devil Told Me, won the 2020 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction.

Heather Newton's short stories have appeared in CrucibleEncoreWellspring, and elsewhere She lives with her family in Asheville, North Carolina, where she is an attorney and mediator.

Event address: 
In-person and virtual option
Tales the Devil Told Me Cover Image
ISBN: 9781950413324
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Press 53 - October 5th, 2021

Mannequin and Wife: Stories (Yellow Shoe Fiction) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807173916
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: LSU Press - September 2nd, 2020

Under the Mercy Trees: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062001344
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: Harper Perennial - January 18th, 2011

Pre-Order Now Badge
McMullen Circle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646030767
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Regal House Publishing - January 17th, 2022

SKU: x672389