August 24, 2009 | CUNY Lecture Series, Kingsborough Community College
Author A.M. Homes’s trademark mix of dark stories and and wry humor has earned her critical praise and numerous prestigious awards, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She published her novel, “Jack,” a coming-of-age story about a gay teenager, when she was just 19 and her latest book, “The Mistress’s Daughter,” is Homes’s memoir about growing up in an adoptive home. But writing was not always her true vocation. “I didn’t mean to become a writer,” she told the audience at the Best-Selling Author Series at Kingsborough Community College. “I wanted to be in the Rolling Stones.” Homes discusses and reads selections from her work.