*A Thousand and One Nights* has been re-released as an e-book and paperback. Thanks, Untreed Reads.
Cited as a "Great Summer Read"! (It's a great spring read too.)
Lara Tupper is the author of A Thousand and One Nights (Harcourt and Untreed Reads), an autobiographical novel about singers at sea, and Off Island, a fictional re-imagining of Paul Gauguin's messy marriage. With filmmaker Greg Eismin she co-wrote the screenplay adaptation of A Thousand and One Nights. (Christopher Guest, we love you.) 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 almost a decade 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
Taking the Long Way
New in June and July: weekly summer writing workshops!
eight sessions of writerly fun starting JUNE 3! choose mondays (becket, ma), wednesdays (lee, ma) or thursdays (stockbridge, ma). send a message via the contact page for details.
Lara T. on Facebook
my gigs and music
Swift Ink Stories
my classes and writing prompts
TV Interview on "207" WCSH 6, Maine
A Thousand and One Nights, debut novel
forging an edge: How to audition for "the voice"
Confessions of a fanilow
reflections of a pack rat
playing with scissors
The Book I Didn't Read
The Practice of Writing
My EP is a "local music" top seller!
bull moose records
Short fiction in fivechapters
story: getting lost while bathing in Japan
the believer magazine