Katie Hafner discussing and signing The Boys in an interview format conducted by Sue Scott. Based on the barest snippet of a story Hafner heard on a bike trip in 2017, The Boys is a daring novel about loneliness, connection, love, isolation, and healing—pretty much in that order. Hafner tells the story of an introverted, endearing man, and the two women who help him navigate his way through a world that has grown increasingly menacing.
Katie Hafner is a journalist and author who writes frequently for The New York Times and The Washington Post. She is the author of six non-fiction books including Mother Daughter Me, a memoir ; A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould's Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano ; Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet (with Matthew Lyon). She is host and co-executive producer of the popular podcast, Lost Women of Science. The Boys is her first novel. She lives in San Francisco and visits the Monadnock region in the summer.
photo by Christopher Michel
Sue Scott is an independent curator and writer living in New York. She was Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Art at the Orlando Museum of Art for nineteen years, where she curated solo exhibitions of the works of Bryan Hunt, Jane Hammond, Suzanne McClelland, Katherine Bowling, Frank Moore, Kerry James Marshall, Jennifer Bartlett and Alex Katz, among others. Group exhibitions include Proof Positive: Forty Years of Printmaking at ULAE at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Witness Theories of Seduction for Dorsky Curatorial Programs, and The Washington Color School: The First Generation and The Edward R. Broida Collection: A Selection of Works for the Orlando Museum of Art. She is the co-author of the award-winning book After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art (Prestel, 2007), and of The Reckoning: Women Artists of the New Millennium (Prestel, 2013). With these same colleagues, she is working on a third book Mothers of Invention: Feminist Roots of Contemporary Art to be published by Lund Humphries in 2024. She established One Eye Pug in 2006, a monotype imprint company and ran Sue Scott Gallery in New York from 2008-2012.