Chicago/November 19/Cris Mazza
Cris Mazza is the author of seventeen books, including Charlatan: New and Selected Stories (Curbside Spledor, October 10, 2017). Her last title, Something Wrong With Her, was a real-time memoir chronicling the 25-year journey to reunite with a boy from her past. She was also co-producer, writer, and lead actress for a feature film, Anorgasmia, a fictional sequel to that memoir, a groundbreaking blend of memoir, documentary and fiction. Mazza has sixteen other titles including her first novel, How to Leave a Country, which won the PEN/Nelson Algren Award for book-length fiction, and the critically acclaimed Is It Sexual Harassment Yet? She is a professor in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.