Nino Cipri, author of Homesick

Event date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
Nino Cipri event

A Room of One's Own welcomes Nino Cipri, author of Homesick!

Dark, irreverent, and truly innovative, the nine speculative stories in Homesick meditate on the theme of home and our estrangement from it, and what happens when the familiar suddenly shifts into the uncanny. In stories that foreground queer relationships and transgender or nonbinary characters, Cipri delivers the origin story for a superhero team comprised of murdered girls; a housecleaner discovering an impossible ocean in her least-favorite clients’ house; a man haunted by keys that appear suddenly in his throat; and a team of scientists and activists discovering the remains of a long-extinct species of intelligent weasels.

Nino Cipri is a queer and nonbinary/transgender writer, currently at work on an MFA at the University of Kansas. A multidisciplinary artist, Nino has also written plays, screenplays, and radio features; performed as a dancer, actor, and puppeteer; and worked as a stagehand, bookseller, bike mechanic, and labor organizer. Their fiction has been published by Tor.com, Fireside Fiction, Nightmare Magazine, and other fine venues. One time, an angry person called Nino a verbal terrorist, which was pretty cool.

Event address: 
315 W. Gorham St.
Madison, WI 53703-2218