Teddy Wayne / Loner [in conversation with Ramona Ausubel]
Teddy Wayne presents Loner, a novel about David Federman; a withdrawn, mild-mannered freshman who arrives at Harvard hoping to finally be embraced by peers. Very quickly though, his social prospects seem unlikely to change and he feels suffocatingly sentenced to a lifetime of anonymity. He then meets Veronica Morgan Wells and becomes instantly infatuated. Determined to win her attention, David will do anything for this one shot at happiness. But as it turns out, both Veronica and David are not exactly as they seem.
Teddy Wayne is the author of Loner, The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, and Kapitoil. He is the winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award and an NEA Fellowship as well as a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award, PEN/Bingham Prize, and Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He writes regularly for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. He lives in New York.
Ramona Ausubel is the author of the novels Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty (available June 14) and No One Is Here Except All of Us, winner of the PEN Center USA Fiction Award and the VCU Cabell First Novel Award, and finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. She is also the author of the story collection A Guide to Being Born, and has been published in The New Yorker, One Story, The Paris Review Daily, and Best American Fantasy.
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