Lindsay Hunter, is the co-founder and co-host of the groundbreaking Quickies! reading series, a monthly event that focused on flash fiction. Her first book, Daddy's, a collection of flash fiction, was published in 2010 by featherproof books, a boutique press in Chicago. Her second collection, DON'T KISS ME, was published by FSG Originals in 2013 and was named one of Amazon's 10 Best Books of the Year: Short Stories. Her first novel, Ugly Girls, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in November 2014. The Huffington Post called it "a story that hits a note that’s been missing from the chorus of existing feminist literature." She is hard at work on her next collection and novel.
Lindsay stopped by to read a brand new short story and chat with us about her upcoming conversation with Roxane Gay at the Chicago Humanities Festival. We also talked about the power of teen girls, the perils of "writing like a guy," and her short-form approach to writing.
In Lindsay's words:
"I really love