With great excitement, we welcome former Googler Adrienne Celt back to the Google campus to talk about her first published novel “The Daughters” (W.W. Norton/Liveright 2015). From Kirkus Reviews: “Drawing inspiration from the myth of the rusalka and spanning four generations, from Poznán to Chicago to the stages of Paris, Arizona, and Ulaanbaatar, Celt’s family saga — steeped in folklore and vibrating with music — is as much about the power of storytelling as the fraught relationships between mothers and daughters. . . . A haunting novel with real emotional depth, Celt’s psychologically nuanced debut continues to resonate long after the last page has been turned.”
Adrienne Celt was born in Seattle, WA and has lived in a great many places since then. (A non-exhaustive list: Iowa, California, Chicago, and St. Petersburg, Russia.) Currently, she resides in Tucson, AZ where she welcomes the summer rainstorms as distractions from the fact that there is no ocean for hundreds of miles.
In addition to “The Daughters,” Adrienne has published short fiction in Esquire, The Kenyon Review, Puerto del Sol, and Blackbird, among other places. Her comics and essays can be found in The Rumpus, The Toast, The Millions, the Tin House Open Bar, and elsewhere. She publishes a webcomic (most) every Wednesday at loveamongthelampreys.com. More information at adriennecelt.com or @celtadri.