Acclaimed novelist Elise Hooper shares the story behind her novel Fast Girls
A WAC Virtual Event
Elise Hooper is a three-time author who writes about women who history has overlooked. Fast Girls is historical fiction inspired by three real-life trailblazing women track stars of the late 1920s and ’30s who come together to race in Hitler’s 1936 Olympics in Berlin. In this virtual author discussion Elise will be discussing trailblazing women Olympians and answering questions about her writing and research process, reading, and more.
A native New Englander, Elise Hooper spent several years writing for television and online news outlets before getting a MA and teaching high-school literature and history. She now lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters and has written three novels: The Other Alcott, Learning to See, and most recently, Fast Girls. Fast Girls is historical fiction inspired by three real-life trailblazing women track stars of the late 1920s and ’30s who come together to race in Hitler’s 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Fast Girls received a starred review in Booklist, and The Hollywood Reporter and Travel +Leisure call it one of the most anticipated books of summer 2020, and Real Simple has called it one of the Best Books of 2020.
Author website: Here
6 pm; $15 virtual event only or $35 for virtual event & signed book