Lara Tupper

writer/crooner/teacher

fiction
based on the life of Paul Gauguin
Memoir
music
my debut EP
debut Novel
“A one-of-a-kind book, fascinating and honest.”
--Joan Silber, National Book Award nominee, Ideas of Heaven
"Wonderful and incisive, A Thousand and One Nights tells us in a new way what it means to be young and American. Tupper casts a keen, intelligent eye on the contemporary world, its multitude of fakeries and deceits, providing us with a witty, poignant, wholly worthwhile read."— Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout

"This is a moving and accomplished first novel.”
--Jim Shepard, 2007 National Book Award nominee, Like You'd Understand, Anyway


"Add [this] title to your must-read list."--The Sacramento Bee

"...shrewdly observed..."--The Boston Globe


"Both an off-kilter take on the conventional coming-of-age tale and a sly commentary on the underbelly of celebrity culture, this truly original book is basically uncategorizable—blissfully so."--Elle.com

"Funny and insightful and told in prose as resilient as Karla's spirit. Keep an eye on Lara Tupper; she is sure to go far." --Rebecca Oppenheimer, National Book Critics' Circle member

*A Thousand and One Nights* has just been re-released as an e-book. Thanks, Untreed Reads.




Lara Tupper is the author of A Thousand and One Nights (Harcourt and Untreed Reads), a novel about singers at sea. Her work has appeared in Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak (Harper Perennial), The Believer, fivechapters and other literary magazines. She taught writing at Rutgers University for nine years and now presents workshops throughout Western Massachusetts. Lara is a proud member of the Authors Guild and the BMIFC (Barry Manilow International Fan Club). A jazz/​pop singer, she has crooned in a number of Middle Eastern and Asian cities and now performs in the Berkshires. Please see MUSIC CALENDAR and WRITING CLASSES for her upcoming gigs, readings and workshops.



"Both an off-kilter take on the conventional coming-of-age tale and a sly commentary on the underbelly of celebrity culture, this truly original book is basically uncategorizable—blissfully so."--Elle.com

"Funny and insightful and told in prose as resilient as Karla's spirit. Keep an eye on Lara Tupper; she is sure to go far." --Rebecca Oppenheimer, National Book Critics' Circle

This book is guaranteed to make you warmer.

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