Monday, January 6, 2014
The Audio Series: Kim Triedman
Our audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen." is an incredibly special one for us. Hatched in a NYC club during BEA week, this feature requires more work of the author than any of the ones that have come before. And that makes it all the more sweeter when you see, or rather, hear them read excerpts from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard.
Today, Kim Triedman reads an excerpt from The Other Room, which was a finalist for the 2008 James Jones First Novel Fellowship.
Kim is both an award-winning poet and a novelist. Her debut novel The Other Room was just released this past October, and Kim’s poetry has garnered numerous honors and awards. Kim’s work has been widely published in anthologies and literary journals including Prairie Schooner, Salamander and WomenArts Quarterly. Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Kim co-organized and co-chaired a collaborative poetry reading at Harvard University to benefit Partners in Health and the people of Haiti. The reading was featured on NPR’s Here and Now with Robin Young and led to the publication of a Poets for Haiti anthology, which Kim developed and edited.
Click the soundcloud link below to experience The Other Room as read by author Kim Triedman:
The word on The Other Room:
Three years after the sudden, mysterious death of their 1-year-old daughter Lily, Josef Coleman, a high-strung New York surgeon, and his editor wife Claudia Macinnes remain mired in anguish and grief. Their mourning has left them reaching out for different things in different ways: Josef for a primal, physical connection that Claudia can no longer bear, and Claudia for a connection of the soul that Josef has never really known how to offer. To numb his pain and attempt to fill the gaping hole of loss, Josef turns to a young surgical nurse named Kiera; Claudia, meanwhile, is drawn into what seems like an unrequited fantasy about her psychotherapist, Stuart. The time she spends in his office--this sole "other room" where she can allow herself to project into the future--becomes a rare bright spot in her weeks.
*lifted with love from goodreads