ABOUT the author
Andre Perry is an essayist and arts advocate. He received his MFA from the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program and his work has appeared in The Believer, Catapult, Granta and other journals. He co-founded Iowa City's Mission Creek Festival, a celebration of music and literature, as well as the multidisciplinary festival of creative process, Witching Hour. He continues to live and work in Iowa City. This is his first book.
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Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now
"Perry’s essay collection contains personal, deeply felt ruminations on identity, racism, and belonging." —D.R. Baker, Book Riot
"A debut collection of interrelated essays finds a young writer trying to navigate his way through identity and challenges of race, privilege, sexuality, and culture. Reflective and creative... [Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now is] a promising first book." —Kirkus
A Q&A with Andre Perry | 12/28/2018
We talk to author Andre Perry about the essays in his debut collection, Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now, the artists that have influenced and inspired him, playing with format, and so much more!
The Gazette Author Profile: Andre Perry | 11/11/2019
Rob Cline of The Gazette speaks to Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now author Andre about his debut essay collection, writing with honesty, what Iowa City means to him, which readers he had in mind while working on the collection, and more!
Andre Perry's Stay Hungry Tour 2019!
October 3: Heartland Fall Forum
"Tasting Notes Dinner"
November 12: Next Page Books
with Akwi Nji
Cedar Rapids, IA
November 14: Prairie Lights Bookstore
with Tameka Cage Conley
Iowa City, IA
November 16: Monsters of Poetry
November 19: Politics & Prose (Union Market)
with Chris Maier
November 20: Ivy Bookshop
with Nate Brown
November 21: George Mason University
November 22: Shakespeare & Co.
November 23: Twenty Stories
with Lucas Mann
November 25: McNally Jackson (SoHo)
with Leslie Jamison
New York, NY
More coming soon!