Katie Kitamura and Rivka Galchen

Discuss their new novels
Katie Kitamura Rivka Galchen Point Reyes Books
Monday, July 26, 2021 - 7:00pm


Sliding scale ($0-$100)

Katie Kitamura joins us to discuss her new novel, Intimacies (Riverhead), with Rivka Galchen.

“A perfect novel—taut and seductive.” —Brandon Taylor, author of Real Life and Filthy Animals

This event will be streamed on our Crowdcast channel.


About Intimacies

A novel from the author of A Separation, an electrifying story about a woman caught between many truths.

An interpreter has come to The Hague to escape New York and work at the International Court. A woman of many languages and identities, she is looking for a place to finally call home.
She's drawn into simmering personal dramas: her lover, Adriaan, is separated from his wife but still entangled in his marriage. Her friend Jana witnesses a seemingly random act of violence, a crime the interpreter becomes increasingly obsessed with as she befriends the victim's sister. And she's pulled into an explosive political controversy when she’s asked to interpret for a former president accused of war crimes.
A woman of quiet passion, she confronts power, love, and violence, both in her personal intimacies and in her work at the Court. She is soon pushed to the precipice, where betrayal and heartbreak threaten to overwhelm her, forcing her to decide what she wants from her life.

About Katie Kitamura and Rivka Galchen

Katie Kitamura's most recent novel, A Separation, was a finalist for the Premio von Rezzori and a New York Times Notable Book. It was named a best book of the year by over a dozen publications, translated into 16 languages, and is being adapted for film. Her two previous novels, Gone To The Forest and The Longshot, were both finalists for the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award. A recipient of fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and Santa Maddalena, Katie has written for publications including The New York TimesThe GuardianGranta,BOMB,Triple Canopy, and Frieze. She teaches in the creative writing program at New York University.

Rivka Galchen received her MD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, having spent a year in South America working on public health issues. Galchen completed her MFA at Columbia University, where she was a Robert Bingham Fellow. Her essay on the Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics was published in The Believer, and she is the recipient of a 2006 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. Galchen lives in New York City. She is the author of the novel Atmospheric Disturbances.

Intimacies: A Novel By Katie Kitamura Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399576164
Availability: Not On Our Shelves Now (Usually Ships in 1-5 Days)
Published: Riverhead Books - July 20th, 2021

A Separation: A Novel By Katie Kitamura Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399576119
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 6th, 2018

Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch: A Novel By Rivka Galchen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374280468
Availability: Backordered
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 8th, 2021