WOMEN ON THE VERGE - San Antonio Book Festival
April, 15 2023


  • 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
  •    |   Location of Session: Festival Room
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 3:15 pm
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

Angst, loneliness, joy, pleasure—these two books encompass the emotions of women finding themselves in lives they don’t quite recognize. In Louise Marburg’s collection of short stories, You Have Reached Your Destination, twelve different women reach turning points in their lives, and take stock of their lives. In Szilvia Molnar’s debut novel The Nursery, a mother struggles with post-partum depression and the isolation of new motherhood. These books ask us: what if we offer compassion both to others – and to ourselves? 

About the Authors

Louise Marburg - The San Antonio Book Festival

Louise Marburg

Louise Marburg studied design at the Kansas City Art Institute, is a graduate of New York University’s Gallatin Division, and holds an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Her stories have appeared in NarrativePloughsharesThe Louisville ReviewThe Carolina QuarterlyThe PinchThe Chicago Quarterly ReviewPost Road, and many other publications. A native of Baltimore, she lives in New York City with her husband, the artist Charles Marburg. You Have Reached Your Destination is her latest collection of short stories. 

Szilvia Molnar - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Ben Mistak

Szilvia Molnar

Szilvia Molnar is the foreign rights director at a New York-based literary agency, and author of a chapbook called Soft Split. Her work has appeared in Guernica, Literary Hub, Triangle House Review, Two Serious Ladies, The Buenos Aires Review, and Neue Rundschau. Szilvia is from Budapest and was raised in Sweden. She lives in Austin, Texas. The Nursery is her debut novel.


Szilvia Molnar - The San Antonio Book Festival

Adeena Reitberger

Adeena Reitberger is a writer, teacher, and the editor and co-director of American Short Fiction. Her writing has appeared in Fence, Mississippi Review, Black Warrior Review, Cimarron Review, Nimrod International Journal, NANO Fiction, and elsewhere and has been listed as notable in the Best American series. Her editorial work has garnered attention and awards such as the Whiting Literary Magazine Prize, Best American, O. Henry, and Pushcart Prize anthology inclusions, and was listed as a finalist for the 2021 and 2020 Firecracker Awards and the 2021 National Magazine Award for Fiction. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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