Join these authors in conversation as they confront the pivotal challenges of contemporary life. Brandon Taylor’s The Late Americans follows a group of friends and lovers in Iowa City as they navigate ambition, relationships, and class. Martin Riker’s The Guest Lecture delves into the mind of a young feminist economist through a crisis of the imagination. Sarah Rose Etter’s Ripe centers on a woman working in Silicon Valley who finds herself in constant conflict with the late-capitalist schema surrounding her. This discussion, deeply rooted in the perils of today, promises to be relatable and poignant. Moderated by Maris Kreizman, host of The Maris Review, a literary podcast.