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Rob Spillman talks with Helen Phillips, whose debut novel The Beautiful Bureaucrat has been widely praised, including by the New York Times Book Review, which called it "a riveting, drolly surreal debut novel." Kakfaesque, comic, and moving, Phillips's novel captures modern urban existentialism like few can. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed story collection And Yet They Were Happy. Her work has been featured on PRI's Selected Shorts, at the Brooklyn Museum, and in Tin House, The New York Times, Electric Literature, New York Magazine, and BOMB, among other outlets. She teaches in the MFA program at Brooklyn College.

Click here to view this event at our BPL Presents page beginning from 7 PM, April 21, 2020. Please note: this program will be available for 24 hours. For more videos, please follow us on YouTube or Facebook.

Photo credit Andy Vernon-Jones

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