Order Ciao, Suerte
Columbus, OH: Friday, September 4th, at 7 PM at Barnes and Noble in the Gateway
Annie McGreevy was born and raised at The Jersey Shore. She holds a BA in Literature from American University and an MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University. Her short stories have been published in The Portland Review and elsewhere. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at Ohio State and is working on a novel.
“An Animal in Winter,” excerpted from Ciao, Suerte, published on electricliterature.com, August 2015
“Letter to a Young Man in Madrid,” The Portland Review, Winter 2013
Paging Columbus Reading Series, September 5, 2013
Praise for Ciao, Suerte
Annie McGreevy’s novella beautifully collapses the presumed distinction between the personal and the political, the public and the private. The story unfolds with…immediacy. What emerges is a powerful, far-reaching story of tragic historical dimensions that touches on both the mutability of identity and the stubborn intransigency of blood ties. It is history given the flesh and bone of lived experience.Kermit Moyer
The first thing one notices – admires, envies, covets – about this novella is its audacious movement. Stretching back to Argentina’s grim past, reaching forward to our own imperiled future, and pausing in the present for moments of stunning insight and precision, Ciao, Suerte assembles a mosaic of converging lives, each, in Annie McGreevy’s perfect phrase, “full of losses, some mundane, some extraordinary.” Heartbreaking and taciturn sentences spirit the reader from South America to Europe and back again, enumerating along the way the perils of family, country, terror, and love. This is the best book I’ve read in ages!Claire Vaye Watkins
Ciao Suerte is so gracefully told, so nimble, so ambitious and yet so effortless, that it’s hard to believe it’s a debut. Annie McGreevy has written a fierce and beautiful book about identity, family, grief, politics, secrets, and love. It’s profound and it sparkles. I loved it.Edan Lepucki
…a sophisticated and relevant work of modern literature…at once inventive and grounded…she has something to say, and what’s more, is worth listening to…Ciao, Suerte is a vast and powerful work for its size.
Click here for the full review from The Modern ReviewDaniel Kine
With the folks over at Electric Literature, about Ciao, Suerte.
In which I nervously interview Junot Diaz, one of my favorite writers, about This is How You Lose Her, for OSU’s Writers Talk.