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Author Visit - Kij Johnson - The Privilege of the Happy Ending: Small, Medium, and Large Stories

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Join us for an exciting event celebrating the new book from author Kij Johnson, described as "a surprising and exciting new collection of speculative and experimental stories that explore animal intelligences, gender, and the nature of stories."

About the Book:
The Privilege of the Happy Ending collects award-winning writer Kij Johnson's speculative fiction from the last decade. The stories explore gender, animals, and the nature of stories, and range in form from classically told tales to deeply experimental works. The collection includes the World Fantasy Award-winning "The Privilege of the Happy Ending" and "The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe," as well as two never-before published works.

About the Author:
Kij Johnson writes speculative and experimental fiction and has won the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards, among others. She also writes and edits gaming materials and teaches creative writing, novel idea generation, and science fiction and fantasy lit. She was the associate director of the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction and the Ad Astra Center for Science Fiction and the Speculative Imagination, both at the University of Kansas; now she assists with the nonprofit Ad Astra Institute, exploring the intersection of speculative fiction, STEM fields, and creativity.

Praise for The Privilege of the Happy Ending:
-"Kij Johnson has an unrivaled gift for making the unreal real and the real unreal." - Ursula K. Le Guin

-"A rare gift for pulling readers directly into the heart of a story and capturing their attention completely." - Library Journal

"Johnson's language is beautiful, her descriptions of setting visceral, and her characters compellingly drawn." - Publisher's Weekly