Fernanda at Joe’s Pub, NYC: April 6th

Fernanda will be reading at Joe's pub on Wednesday the 6th of April as part of the Happy Ending Music and Reading Series. The theme will be Legends & Beliefs. Alongside Fernanda will be Tea Obreht and Dean Bakopoulos with musical guest Jay Brannan. For tickets and information click here....

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RAT: On Sale Now…

RAT: On Sale Now…

Fernanda Eberstadt’s new book, Rat, is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local book store. “Fernanda Eberstadt’s dazzling Rat is a contemporary French fairy tale in which a fifteen year old Cinderella named Rat relies on her own goodness and grit to join the disparate halves of her unlikely, charmed, and difficult life. E...

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The Palace and the City

This originally appeared in the New Yorker, November 23rd, 1991 Part of the palace used to belong to Gioacchino’s cousin & adoptive father, Giuseppe Tomasi (1896-1957), the last Prince of Lampedusa, who wrote the novel The Leopard. Lampedusa lived in this house for the final 12 years of his life. Over the past 3 decades or ......

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Am I Turning Into My Mother?

Below is an excerpt from a piece Fernanda wrote for More. It is late morning—well, actually, maybe it’s more like early afternoon. I am wandering around the house in my pajamas, trying to remember where I left my cup of coffee, when I notice a strangely familiar sound: an aimless, arrhythmic sort of sound that ......

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On my return, I am shocked by the city's new squeaky-cleanness. New York exceptionalism--exceptionally dangerous, exceptionally grouchy, exceptionally dirty--has been replaced by a well-scrubbed homogeneity. Suddenly, Manhattanites are importing trends invented in outer America. Irish bars have given way to Seattle coffee bars. Police officers in s...

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Marshal Zerengue’s p. 69 test

Here's something I wrote for MarshalZerengue's blog, based on the theory that everything you need to know about a book can be learned by sneaking a peek at p. 69 "I read a massive amount of contemporary fiction, and yet I am one of those indecisive cheapskates who loiters in bookstores, skimming through the Recent Release shelves, trying to figu...

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Fernanda in New York

Fernanda Eberstadt is currently in New York, bumped from her return to London and family by the silicate effusions of the mighty Eyjafjallajokull (who ever knew that Icelandic sounded so much like Aztec?). Add the events feed to your RSS readers to keep up to date with her appearances....

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