Lara Tupper

writer/crooner/teacher

novel
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



Lara Tupper is the author of A Thousand and One Nights (Harcourt), 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. A jazz/​pop singer, Lara has crooned in a number of Middle Eastern and Asian cities and now performs in the Berkshires. She taught writing at Rutgers University for nearly a decade and now presents writing workshops throughout Western Massachusetts. She is a member of the Authors Guild and the BMIFC (Barry Manilow International Fan Club). 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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