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Kirstin Valdez Quade on Literary Community and Intergenerational Narrative
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s The Five Wounds is Kirstin Valdez Quade’s first novel, following her first story collection, Night at the Fiesta, which won the 2016 National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard award for best first book. I met her for the first time when she came to the NBCC awards ceremony, and since then have seen her at various literary gatherings, from AWP, where we bumped into each other at a reception, to the Writers Community, where we were at a faculty gathering dipping our feet in the Truckee River, to a café across the street from Greenlight Books in Brooklyn, where...