Steven Rowley The Celebrants
About the author:
Steven Rowley is the New York Times bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus, a Washington Post Notable Book of 2016; The Editor, named by NPR as one of the Best Books of 2019; and The Guncle, a Goodreads Choice Awards finalist for 2021 Novel of the Year and winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. All of his books are in development for feature film or television adaptation. Originally from Portland, Maine, he is a graduate of Emerson College and currently resides in Palm Springs, California, with his husband, the writer Byron Lane, and their two rescue dogs.
About the book:
The Celebrants, a TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club pick, is a deeply honest tribute to the growing pains of selfhood and the people who keep us going. Written with Steven Rowley’s signature humor and heart, The Celebrants is a moving tale about the false invincibility of youth and the beautiful ways in which friendship helps us celebrate our lives, even amid the deepest challenges of living. The Celebrants is a Big Chill for our times, celebrating decades-long friendships and promises—especially to ourselves.
Byron Lane is an author, playwright, and screenwriter whose debut novel, A Star is Bored, inspired by his time as assistant to actress Carrie Fisher, was hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “wildly funny.” He lives in Palm Springs, California, with his husband, author Steven Rowley (who shares this session at the Fest,