NWP Visiting Writers Series: Cutter Wood
Cutter Wood, author of Love and Death in the Sunshine State, will read at Prairie Lights Books as part of the NWP Visiting Writers Series.
In Love and Death in the Sunshine State, Wood documents his growing involvement and fascination with the mysterious case of Sabine Musil-Buehler, a motel owner from the Gulf Coast of Florida who mysteriously went missing. Wood carries the investigation beyond the facts of the case and into his own life, crafting a tale of misguided love, writerly naiveté, and the dark, often humorous conflicts at the heart of every relationship. “Cutter Wood subverts all our expectations for the true crime genre,” says Leslie Jamison. “He challenges what we mean by 'true,' by presenting us with feats of imagination alongside traditional reportage, and challenges how we understand 'crime' by asking us to consider the relationship between acts of extraordinary violence and the rhythms of our ordinary lives.”
Cutter Wood was born in Central Pennsylvania and received his BA from Brown University, where he was awarded prizes for nonfiction and poetry. Wood completed an MFA in creative nonfiction at the University of Iowa in 2010, during which he was awarded numerous fellowships and had essays published in Harper’s and other magazines. After serving as a visiting scholar in creative nonfiction at UI and the University of Louisville, Wood moved to New York. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.