Join the author Nathan Harris virtually while discussing the writing process. In his first novel The softness of the water, Harris creates an unforgettable cast of characters, representing Georgia in the violent melting pot of Reconstruction. In equal parts beauty and terror, as striking as it is moving, The softness of the water is an epic whose grandeur places humanity and love in the midst of the most poignant circumstances. Shortlisted for the 2021 Manbooker Prize, an instant New York Times bestseller, an Oprah Book Club pick, and on Presiendet Obama’s 2021 Reading List.
Jason brown is a writer of fiction and non-fiction. He was a Stegner Fellow and Truman Capote Fellow at Stanford University, where he taught as a Jones lecturer. He has received scholarships from the Yaddo and Macdowell colonies and the Saltonsall Foundation. He taught for many years in the MFA program at the University of Arizona and now teaches in the MFA program at the University of Oregon. He has published three short stories, Driving the heart and other stories (Norton / Random House), Why the devil chose New England for his job (Open City / Grove Atlantic), and A faithful but melancholy account of several recent barbarities (Missouri Revision Books).