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After the Affair

Maud Newton & Alexander Chee

‘Reading it, I thought, this must be what it was like to be his lover. To wait and wait for him to eventually say something to you, while he talked about everything else.’

Maud Newton

Maud Newton is a writer, critic and former lawyer who lives in Brooklyn. In 2009 she was awarded the Narrative Prize for "When the Flock Changed," an excerpt from her novel-in-progress.

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Alexander Chee

Alexander Chee’s first novel, Edinburgh (Picador, 2002), is a winner of the Michener Copernicus Prize, the AAWW Lit Award and the Lambda Editor’s Choice Prize, and was a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year and a Booksense 76 selection. His second novel, The Queen of the Night, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is a recipient of the 2003 Whiting Writers’ Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in Fiction and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony. He was the Visiting Writer at Amherst College from 2006-2010 and the Picador Professor at The University of Leipzig in 2012.

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