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This year's recipient of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction is Claire Stanford, for her novel Happy for You (Viking, 2022)!  Join us for a cozy evening of hors d'oeuvres, coffee, desserts, and reading by Claire Stanford from her award-winning novel. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. A webinar option is available for those who cannot attend in person. Please email for the registration link.

About the novel from Kafka Committee:

Claire Stanford’s debut novel is clever and engrossing, with a main character who leaves a graduate program in Philosophy and becomes immersed in San Francisco’s tech industry. With wry humor and poignant insight, Happy for You explores how modern life can be marked by ambivalence and the illusion of happiness. Through the story of a young woman navigating racism, intersectionality, and a pivotal point in her life, Stanford’s work eloquently examines emotion and raises questions about the invasiveness of technology, the meaning of family, and the nature of human happiness.

You can read more about the book and prize here.

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