Local Libraries LIT to feature The New York Times bestselling essayist and author Sloane Crosley. This is the fourth virtual event in the series offered by public libraries in Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty, as well as the University of Iowa and Kirkwood Libraries with support from The Tuesday Agency.
The goal of Local Libraries LIT is to grow a thriving community which shines with diversity, equity, and inclusion. Free and open to the public. Register for the event link.
Sloane Crosley is the author of the New York Times bestselling essay collections, I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number. The former was a finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor, and was described as “perfectly, relentlessly funny” by David Sedaris. Her debut novel, The Clasp, was a national bestseller, a New York Times editor’s choice, and it has been optioned for film by Universal Pictures. Sloane’s most recent book of essays, Look Alive Out There, was met with high praise. Steve Martin said of the collection, “Sloane Crosley does the impossible. She stays consistently funny and delivers a book that is alive and jumping.”
In 2011, Sloane co-created sadstuffonthestreet.com, a blog dedicated to sad/funny curbside detritus. In 2017, she co-wrote a book inspired by the blog called The Sad Stuff on The Street, and 100% of the proceeds from the book go to NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Sloane was the inaugural columnist for the New York Times Op-Ed “Townies” series and is featured in The Library of America’s 50 Funniest American Writers. She is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and was a 2018 Yaddo fellow.