Penguin Random House: Laura Maylene Walter to Share BODY OF STARS via Zoom


BODY OF STARS is a dazzling debut novel, exploring fate and female agency in a world very similar to our own—except that the markings on women’s bodies reveal the future. It’s also a piercing indictment of rape culture, it is an inventive and urgent read about what happens when women are objectified and stripped of choice—and what happens when they fight back.

Laura Maylene Walter’s writing has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Poets & Writers, The Sun, The Masters Review, Ninth Letter, and many other publications. She has been a Yaddo Fellow, a Tin House Scholar, and a writer-in-residence at the Chautauqua Institution and Art Omi: Writers. Laura works as a writer and editor for Cleveland Public Library, is editor-in-chief of Literary Cleveland’s Gordon Square Review, and blogs for the Kenyon Review.

Brandi Larsen is a writer, speaker, and coach building a more inclusive publishing landscape. She helped create NYT bestsellers and earned Emmy nominations. Her talks about publishing, leadership, and grief inspire audiences from Zoom to Harvard. She currently serves as the board president for Literary Cleveland.

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