Join Rivka Galchen at Wild Rumpus for an evening of reading, conversation, and treats, with special guests Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which—yes, they are real rats, and yes, Rivka’s book happens to be called Rat Rule 79! A wild adventure tale for readers young and old, Rat Rule 79 features a mad Rat Queen and a host of other fantastical animals, plus lots of gorgeous illustrations.
When: Wednesday, October 23, 7 PM
Rivka Galchen is an award winning fiction writer and journalist who loves noodles and numbers and modest-sized towns where her dad might have worked. Her work appears often in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The London Review of Books and The New York Times. She is the author of three books: Atmospheric Disturbances (Novel, FSG, 2008), American Innovations (Short Stories, FSG 2014) and Little Labors (Essays, New Directions, 2016). She has received numerous prizes and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Fellowship, The Berlin Prize and The William J Saroyan International Prize in Fiction. In 2010, she was named to The New Yorker’s list of 20 Writers Under 40. Galchen also holds an MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Rat Rule 79 is her first book for young readers.