Enticing, heart wrenching, and darkly funny, the interconnected stories in   The Artstars   are set in creative communities—an art school, an illegal loft studio, a guerrilla street performance troupe—where teamwork and professional jealousy mix, and the artists grapple with economic realities and evolving expectations.  Blue Light Books / Indiana University Press October 1, 2019 (or preorder for early delivery)

Enticing, heart wrenching, and darkly funny, the interconnected stories in The Artstars are set in creative communities—an art school, an illegal loft studio, a guerrilla street performance troupe—where teamwork and professional jealousy mix, and the artists grapple with economic realities and evolving expectations.

Blue Light Books / Indiana University Press
October 1, 2019 (or preorder for early delivery)

The Artstars is a fierce and funny exploration of creation and its discontents. Anne Elliott’s stories are, like the up-and-comer sculptors and poets and fabric artists who populate them, droll, ambitious, and hungry for meaning. They are about the struggle to make art, to outlast your doubts and debts, and to find love, which is to say they are about the human heart revealing itself. A gorgeous collection.”
— Steve Almond, author of My Life in Heavy Metal and God Bless America

“I love these interconnected portraits—elegant, funny, fond—of artists struggling to realize a vision in the face of indifference, misunderstanding, and being very, very broke. They are heroes, deliciously human ones. The Artstars crackles with irresistible energy and smarts.”
— Pamela Erens, author of Eleven Hours and The Virgins

“These stories are so visceral, you can almost smell the oil paint, see the light coming out of a horse’s ass, as one of her characters observes. A real treat to read. And they’re funny too!”
— Sonia Pilcer, author of The Holocaust Kid and The Last Hotel: A Novel in Suites