Join us at BHS for your first chance to hear from acclaimed author Elizabeth Gaffney about her new novel, When the World Was Young, on the day of its release. Set in post-World War II Brooklyn, this powerful story follows misfit Wally Baker as she comes to terms with the personal and national tragedies wrought by the war and learns to navigate the new world left in its wake.
A native Brooklynite, Elizabeth Gaffney’s writing has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including the Virginia Quarterly Review and the North American Review, and her last novel, Metropolis, was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. She currently teaches fiction at The New School and serves as the editor-at-large of the literary magazine A Public Space.
Book Talk: Elizabeth Gaffney’s "When the World Was Young"
Tuesday, August 5th, 7pm