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Claire Messud

Presented by City of Asylum at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, Pittsburgh PA

Jan 11 2018
Claire Messud

Join New York Times best-selling author and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist Claire Messud for a reading of her latest novel The Burning Girl.

Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship.

The Burning Girl is a complex examination of the stories we tell ourselves about youth and friendship, and straddles, expertly,

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Free (online RSVP registration required)

Contact: 14124351110



City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

40 W. North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA


Safe and convenient parking for City of Asylum @ Alphabet City (40 W. North Avenue) is available at the Federal North Garage (1231 Federal Street) located on Federal Street behind the Masonic Building.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Wheelchair Access