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Ciera Horton McElroy in conversation with Nathaniel Rich

April 17, 2023 • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us Monday, April 17th at 6 pm for an evening with Ciera Horton McElroy, author of Atomic Family.

She will be in conversation with Nathaniel Rich, author of Second Nature: Scenes from a World Remade.

Ciera Horton McElroy is a novelist and business owner originally from Orlando, Florida. She holds a BA from Wheaton College and an MFA from the University of Central Florida. Her work has appeared in AGNI, Bridge Eight, Iron Horse Literary Review, The Crab Orchard Review, and Saw Palm, among others. She currently lives in St. Louis with her husband and son. Atomic Family is her first novel.

Ciera is also the owner of Clover and Bee Communications, named after an Emily Dickinson poem. She works as a communications strategist on film campaigns and has worked with Sony Pictures, Lionsgate and Kingdom Story Company, and Pure Flix to name a few.

Nathaniel Rich is the author, most recently, of Second Nature: Scenes from a World Remade, which includes the story that serves as the basis for the film Dark WatersLosing Earth: A Recent History (2019) was a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Award and a winner of awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists and the American Institute of Physics. It has been published in a dozen languages.

Rich is also the author of the novels King Zeno (2018); Odds Against Tomorrow (2013); and The Mayor’s Tongue (2008). Rich’s short fiction has been published by McSweeney’sEmergenceEsquireVice, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and the American Scholar; he was awarded the 2017 Emily Clark Balch Prize for Fiction and is a two-time finalist for the National Magazine Award for Fiction.

Rich is a writer-at-large for The New York Times Magazine and a frequent contributor to The Atlantic, Harper’s, and The New York Review of Books. His reported pieces have appeared in the Best American Nonrequired Reading and the Best American Science and Nature Writing. His translation of Primo Levi’s The Wrench appears in The Complete Works of Primo Levi.

Rich lives in New Orleans.


April 17, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Blue Cypress Books
8123 Oak Street
New Orleans, LA 70118 United States
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