Coming to WriterHouse:
An Impromptu Literary Salon with Eleanor Henderson
Ten Thousand Saints (HarperCollins 2011) author Eleanor Henderson talks about the challenges she encountered in writing her just-released critically-acclaimed novel.
The novel is set in the 1980s’ straight-edge music scene, an underground youth culture powered by the paradoxical aggression of hardcore punk and a righteous intolerance for drugs, meat, and sex. A group of teenagers battle to discover themselves as their parents struggle with this new generation’s radical reinterpretation of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll and their grown-up awareness of nature and nurture, brotherhood and loss.
Ten Thousand Saints was the cover review in the New York Times Book Review. Read the review here.
Eleanor Henderson was born in Greece, grew up in Florida, and attended Middlebury College and the University of Virginia, where she received her MFA in 2005. Her fiction has appeared in Agni, North American Review, Ninth Letter, and Columbia, among other publications.
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- Book Notes – Eleanor Henderson (“Ten Thousand Saints”) (largeheartedboy.com)
- Morning Bites: Ten Thousand Saints, book making videos, threatening Bloomberg, and more (vol1brooklyn.com)