Ellis Avery, named The Best Writer You've Never Heard of But Should Go Read Right Now by New York Press and one of 100 Women We Love by GO magazine, is the author of two novels and a memoir.
Click here to read Avery's American Library Association 2008 Stonewall Fiction Award acceptance speech.
Avery's second novel, The Last Nude, inspired by the Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka, came out in January, 2012 from Riverhead Books in hardcover and from Highbridge on audiobook. E-reader editions are also available.
Jacki Lyden interviews Ellis about The Last Nude on NPR!
Alison Bechdel recommends The Last Nude on her blog!
Keri Walsh interviews Ellis on Public Culture!
Praise for The Last Nude from The Boston Globe,
The San Francisco Chronicle,
The Washington Post,
and O: The Oprah Magazine! Starred reviews from Booklist
and Library Journal! Read more here.
"The Last Nude is a fascinating exploration of the stormy relationship between painter Tamara de Lempicka and her muse Rafaela."
--Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy
[The Last Nude is] "as erotic and powerful as the paintings that inspired it."
--Emma Donoghue, author of Room.
Read Emma Donoghue's interview with Ellis about The Last Nude on Amazon.com, or click here to learn more about The Last Nude.
Ellis Avery is also the author of a "beautiful," "magisterial," first novel, THE TEAHOUSE FIRE (Riverhead 2006), which won three awards and was translated into five languages, as well as THE SMOKE WEEK (Gival Press 2003) an award-winning personal account of life in lower Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
EVERY WEEK IS A GOOD WRITING WEEK
coming fall, 2012
West Village, NYC
Tuesday nights, 6:45-9pm, for eight weeks, starting 10/2
$450; class limited to 7 students.
Click here for more information.
Look for Ellis at Bryn Mawr College 9/19 and the Brooklyn Book Fair 9/23-- more info to follow.
Click here for more information on Avery's recent book tour.
Ellis Avery on the Wall Street Journal Word Craft column
Avery in Vogue's Flash Fiction Spread
An Elaine Encomium
Paris Remembers, Paris Forgets
The Footsore Flâneuse: Discovering One's Own Paris on Public Transportation
You can also find Ellis on Facebook and Twitter.
photo by Matthew Powell
THE LAST NUDE
THE TEAHOUSE FIRE
THE SMOKE WEEK