Show Data
403 | Claire Messud: The Burning Girl
403 | Claire Messud: The Burning Girl
Monday, October 30 | 8 - 9 PM
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Thorne Auditorium
375 E Chicago Ave | Chicago, IL | 60611
  • Members: $12
  • Public: $15
  • Students and Teachers: $10

“A masterwork of psychological fiction.” — Julia Klein, Chicago Tribune

One of our finest novelists, Claire Messud weaves compelling, irresistible fictional worlds while asking the big questions: To what extent can we know ourselves and others? What stories do we create to comprehend our lives and relationships? Messud's latest novel, The Burning Girl, is a bracing, hypnotic coming–of–age story about the bond of best friends that straddles childhood’s imaginary worlds and painful adult reality. Booklist Editor Donna Seaman joins Messud for a conversation on youth, friendship, and female adolescence.

Preorder your copy of The Burning Girl through the CHF box office and save 20%.

A book signing will follow this program.


Claire Messud is a recipient of Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The author of five previous works of fiction including her most recent novel, The Woman Upstairs, Messud lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her family.

Donna Seaman is the author of Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists. She is Editor, Adult Books, at Booklist, a member of the advisory council for the American Writers Museum, and a recipient of the James Friend Memorial Award for Literary Criticism and the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award. She lives in Chicago.

  • On sale to members on 9/19 at 10am and on sale to public on 9/26 at 10am.
  • The Burning Girl
  • 8-29-2017