Danya Kukafka, NOTES ON AN EXECUTION, with Lucy Tan


Fri Feb 03 2023 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm


Elliott Bay Book Company | Seattle, WA

Recent Seattle transplant Danya Kukafka, who is involved in the literary world as both an agent and bestselling author, appears at the store to celebrate the paperback release of the critically acclaimed NOTES ON AN EXECUTION, voted a New York Times best crime novel of 2022. Local novelist Lucy Tan will join her in conversation.
Blending breathtaking suspense with astonishing empathy, Notes on an Execution presents a chilling portrait of womanhood as it simultaneously unravels the familiar narrative of the American serial killer, interrogating our system of justice and our cultural obsession with crime stories, asking readers to consider the false promise of looking for meaning in the psyches of violent men. In the tradition of Long Bright River and The Mars Room, Notes on an Execution is a gripping and atmospheric work of literary suspense that deconstructs the story of a serial killer on death row, told primarily through the eyes of the women in his life.

Danya Kukafka is the author of the nationally bestselling novels Notes on an Execution and Girl in Snow, both available now. She works as a literary agent with Trellis Literary Management. Danya grew up in Colorado, and moved to New York City for school, where her love for reading and writing have taken her through nearly every facet of the publishing industry. After internships at various literary agencies, she followed that passion to Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, where she was privileged to work as an assistant editor for writers like Meg Wolitzer, Paula Hawkins, Lauren Groff, Brit Bennett, Emma Straub, Gabriel Tallent, Helen Oyeyemi, Maile Meloy, Sigrid Nunez, and many more.
Danya's debut novel, Girl in Snow, was released in 2017 by Simon & Schuster—it was a national bestseller, an IndieNext Pick, a B&N Discover pick, and received favorable reviews from The New York Times (Editor's Choice) and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Girl in Snow has been translated into over a dozen languages worldwide. Her newest novel, Notes on an Execution, also an IndieNext Pick and national bestseller, was reviewed in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many more outlets. It is currently in development for a television series.
Lucy Tan is author of the novel What We Were Promised, which was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and named a Best Book of 2018 by The Washington Post, Refinery 29, and Amazon. A recipient of fellowships from Kundiman and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, Lucy is originally from New Jersey. She currently lives and writes in Seattle.

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