Sarah Rose Etter

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Sarah Rose Etter

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ABOUT the author

Sarah Rose Etter is the author of The Book of X and Tongue Party (Caketrain Press). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Cut, Electric Literature, VICE, Guernica, Philadelphia Weekly, and more. She is the recipient of writing residencies at the Disquiet International Program in Portugal, and the Gullkistan Creative Program in Iceland. She earned her MFA from Rosemont College. She lives in San Francisco.
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Twitter: @sarahroseetter

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"Etter brilliantly, viciously lays bare what it means to be a woman in the world, what it means to hurt, to need, to want, so much it consumes everything.” —Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist
"I loved every page of this gorgeous, grotesque, heartbreaking novel." —Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties

(Also visit the author's website,, for a complete list of future and past events.)

Friday, July 26, 2019
The Book of X Release Party!
Featuring: Tommy Pico & Trisha Low
The Bindery @ 7PM
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, July 27, 2019
Last Exit Lit
Featuring: Tommy Pico, Kristen Arnett, and more!
You Belong Here @ 7PM
San Diego, CA

Sunday, July 28, 2019
In Conversation with Tommy Pico
Skylight Books @ 5PM
Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
In Conversation with Rita Bullwinkel
Green Apple Books on the Park @ 7:30PM
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, August 10, 2019
Writers With Drinks! Hosted by Charlie Jane Anders!
Make Out Room @ 7:30PM
San Francisco, CA

Friday, August 23, 2019
Counterpath with Jaime Fountaine & Kali Fajardo-Anstine
Counterpath Event Space @ 7:30PM
Denver, CO

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Innisfree with Jaime Fountaine & Steven Dunn
Innisfree Bookstore @ 7:30PM
Boulder, CO

Friday, September 6, 2019
Arts & Lectures Reading Series
Quail Ridge Bookstore @ 7PM
Raleigh, NC

Saturday, September 7, 2019
A Panel on Writing with Jeff Jackson & Superchunk
Hopscotch Music Festival @ 2:30PM
Raleigh, NC

Monday, September 9, 2019
East Coast Book Launch!
Featuring Halle Butler, Katharine Faw, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, and Aaron Robertson
Franklin Park Reading Series @ 7PM
Brooklyn, NYC

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Rosemont College Reading Series
Rosemont College @ 7PM
Rosemont, PA

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Pop-Up Appearance at TireFire Reading Series
Tattooed Mom @ 7PM
Philadelphia, PA

Friday, September 13, 2019
Philadelphia Book Launch: In Conversation with Carmen Maria Machado
Paradigm Gallery @ 7PM
Philadelphia, PA


Giant Panda Podcast (Ep. 49) interviews Sarah Rose Etter | 7/16/2019
Host Jamie Pickett interviews Etter: "On today’s episode we hear how an art exhibit inspired the story of The Book of X. She talks about surrealist writing as a mode of feminism. We find out what it was like writing the book during her residency in Iceland. We touch on how the place you’re writing in shapes what you’re writing and we find out if our dogs really love us."

Bookin' Podcast (Ep. 27) interviews Sarah Rose Etter | 5/13/2019
Sarah Rose Etter joins host Jason Jefferies of Quail Ridge Books to speak about her fantastic upcoming novel The Book of X.

Electric Literature interviews Sarah Rose Etter | 7/15/2019 
Jane Dykema talks with The Book of X author Sarah Rose Etter about how "her main character’s body dictates her experience, and what her experience says about trauma and the isolation it creates in a society so consumed with perfection." Read on!

The Nerd Daily interview with Sarah Rose Etter | 7/8/2019 
Etter sat down with Beth Mowbray at The Nerd Daily to peel back the layers on her emotionally transfixing work, The Book of X, discuss surrealist writing, and confess a few secrets from her past. Read on!

Vol.1 Brooklyn interviews Sarah Rose Etter | 7/17/2019 
Nicholas Rys asks The Book of X author about the origins of her acclaimed debut novel, what she is working on next, and so much more!

Neon Pajamas interviews Sarah Rose Etter | 5/13/2019 
The author of The Book of X talks to Neon Pajamas on her revision process, self-image, advice on getting published, and more!

The Brooklyn Rail interviews Sarah Rose Etter | 5/1/2019 
Andrew Ervin in conversation with the author of The Book of X on topics as far ranging as using surrealism to find truths, working through drafts while in Iceland, the music playlist that inspired her writing, and more!

Philadelphia Weekly interviews Sarah Rose Etter | 3/18/2019 
Kerith Gabriel speaks with the author of The Book of X on topics as far ranging as the structure of her novel, the female body, her past published work, and more!

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