Jaclyn Gilbert: Late Air

I was really trying to reconcile this much deeper story of the self, and questions of losses from my past that in a lot of ways made it a story that I just had to write. Because the questions just would not go away.
— Jaclyn Gilbert

Jaclyn Gilbert joins me to discuss her debut novel Late Air.

When Murray—a Yale college running coach—finds his star athlete crumpled and unresponsive during a routine practice on the campus golf course one morning, he is forced to reconcile with his repressed past and increasingly tenuous grip on life. Told from interlocking perspectives, Late Air circles the story of a marriage shattered by a nameless tragedy,.

Jaclyn received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and BA from Yale University. She is the recipient of a research fellowship from the New York Public Library, a contributor to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and her work has appeared in Post Road Magazine, Tin House, Lit Hub, and elsewhere.

Buy Jaclyn’s novel Late Air.