An Evening with Tess Gunty: The Rabbit Hutch


Location: St. Joseph County Public LIbrary (Community Learning Center, Ballroom)

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Join us as we welcome Tess Gunty back to South Bend for a reading and discussion of her recently released and critically acclaimed novel, The Rabbit Hutch.

In her debut novel, Tess Gunty chronicles life in an all too familiar rustbelt city, Vacca Vale. Set across one week and culminating in a shocking act, The Rabbit Hutch chronicles a town on the brink, desperate for rebirth. How far will its residents go to achieve it?

Tess Gunty's debut novel, The Rabbit Hutch, was recently published by Knopf (North America) and Oneworld (UK & Commonwealth). In August, Booksellers across the UK awarded The Rabbit Hutch the Waterstones Debut Fiction Prize, voting it the best debut novel of 2022. The Rabbit Hutch is a Barnes & Noble Discover Pick of the Month and an IndieNext Pick. Tess has an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU, where she was a Lillian Vernon Fellow. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Iowa Review, Granta, Literary Hub, Joyland, Freeman's, the Los Angeles Review of Books, No Tokens, Flash, and elsewhere. She was raised in South Bend, Indiana, and lives in Los Angeles.

Co-sponsored by Notre Dame Magazine