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Join us at Macy’s for a signing of Ananda Lima’s book “Craft: Stories I Wrote for the Devil” June 22nd | 12pm

June 22 @ 12:00 pm


June 22nd | 12pm CST

Craft: Stories I Wrote for the Devil | Ananda Lima

We kindly request that if you would like your book signed, it must be purchased at Barbara’s Bookstore. To ensure a smooth and efficient signing process, please present your receipt as proof of purchase.




At a Halloween party in 1999, a writer slept with the devil. She sees him again and again throughout her life, and she writes stories for him about things that are both impossible and true. Lima lures readers into surreal pockets of the United States and Brazil, where they’ll find bite-sized Americans in vending machines and the ghosts of people who are not dead. Once there, she speaks to modern Brazilian-American immigrant experiences—of ambition, fear, longing, and belonging—and reveals the porousness of storytelling and of the places we call home.

With humor, an exquisite imagination, and a voice praised as “singular, wise, and fresh” by Cathy Park Hong, Lima joins the literary lineage of Mikhail Bulgakov and Clarice Lispector and the company of writers today, such as Ted Chiang, Carmen MariaMachado, and Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.





Ananda Lima is a poet, fiction writer, and translator, the author of Craft: Stories I Wrote for the Devil (Tor Books) and the poetry collection  Mother/land (Black Lawrence Press), winner of the Hudson Prize.  Her work has appeared in four chapbooks, including Amblyopia (Bull City Press) as well as publications such as The American Poetry Review, Poets.org, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Witness, and elsewhere. She has served as a mentor at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Program, and currently serves as a Program Curator at StoryStudio Chicago and a Contributing Editor at Poets & Writers. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and an MFA in Creative Writing in Fiction from Rutgers University, Newark. Craft, her fiction debut, has received starred reviews from Kirkus Review, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal, which described it as “one of the most original and unforgettable reads of the year.” Originally from Brazil, she lives in Chicago.


June 22
12:00 pm
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