Claire Lombardo: THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD
Dragonfly Books welcomes Iowa author Claire Lombardo with her debut novel The Most Fun We Ever Had on Thursday, July 11 at 7:00 PM. Everyone is invited to this free event.
"Everything about this brilliant debut cuts deep: the humor, the wisdom, the pathos. Claire Lombardo writes like she's been doing it for a hundred years, and like she's been alive for a thousand."
--Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers
Claire Lombardo is a fiction writer, teacher, and Post-It enthusiast.
Claire is a 2017 graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and has been the recipient of an Iowa Arts Fellowship, a Sun Valley Writers' Conference Fellowship, and a Key West Literary Seminar Scholarship. She is currently an adjunct professor of creative writing at the University of Iowa, and she also teaches fiction writing at the Iowa Young Writers' Studio. Her short fiction has appeared in, among others, Barrelhouse Magazine, Little Fiction, and Longform. Her short story, "I Only Want to Talk About the Nice Things," was one of 2016's Best of the Net, and was #1 on Longform's 2015 fiction list.
Claire has worked as a paralegal, a nanny, a temp, and a staff writer at a woodwind non-profit. She is not a woodwind musician. She has half of a master's degree in social work. Born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois, she now lives in Iowa City, where she is at work on a second novel.
“A sprawling drama that explores the maelstrom of love, resentment and tension of the nuclear family, and the ways in which a shared history can affect the future for years…Covering 40 years of Sorenson family strengths and foibles, The Most Fun We Ever Had is a classy but juicy read that always has one more surprise up its sleeve.”
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