7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, New Orleans author Moira Crone will present a reading of her new novel, The Not Yet, which takes place in the near future, in a post-apocalyptic Mississippi Delta in which resources are slim, society is radically stratified, the elites are hellbent on living forever, and one young hero is left to piece together a life in a world that likely resembles our own future. Author John Biguenet said of the book: “When Moira Crone’s The Not Yet is read in 2121, its readers will ask of us, ‘If you knew enough about what was coming to have books like this, why didn’t you do something about it?’ And they’ll be right, for The Not Yet sounds an awful lot like The Pretty Soon.”
Besides The Not Yet, Crone’s books include the short story collections What Gets Into Us,Dream State, and The Winnebago Mysteries, as well as the novel A Period of Confinement. Her writing has been published in numerous magazines, including the New Yorker and the Oxford American, and her fiction has appeared repeatedly in Algonquin Books’ New Stories from the South series. She has received a Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, an individual artist’s grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a William Faulkner/Wisdom Award for Novella, among other recognition. She lives in New Orleans.
This event is in conjunction with Press Street’s Impending Apocalypse series which celebrates the coming end of days.