Videos & Audio

Dark fairy tales, warnings disguised as wishes, women disguised as deer, uncanny quests. Join Amber Sparks and Lara Ehrlich in conversation about their new story collections, hosted by Skylight Books.

At the Montana Book Festival on September 12, 2020, Lara Ehrlich and Marie Helene-Bertino discussed women who talk to (and turn into!) animals, elevators that only open to a single floor, sinkholes, and other wildnesses.

Lara Ehrlich discussed her short story collection ANIMAL WIFE with National Book Award finalist Elizabeth McCracken, author of Bowlaway and The Giant’s House.

Lara Ehrlich, Reema Rajbanshi, and Tracy Daugherty in conversation about the craft of writing short stories and the means and madness of winning publication awards.

Poet Lylanne Musselman from Midwest Writers Workshop (MWW) interviews MWW alumna Lara Ehrlich about her writing life and new book, Animal Wife. September 2020.

Lara Ehrlich, author of Animal Wife, in conversation with Blair Hurley, author of The Devoted, with musical interludes provided by rock goddess Perl Wolfe. Hosted by Madison Street Books on September 15, 2020.


The virtual Animal Wife launch party on September 8, 2020, was hosted by Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT. Author Lara Ehrlich spoke with Joy Baglio, founder of the Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop, about her debut book, with musical interludes from Kat & Brad Band.

In collaboration with Bank Square Books & Savoy Bookshop, Engine Room (Mystic, CT) created a custom cocktail for the Animal Wife launch party on September 8, 2020.

In collaboration with Bank Square Books & Savoy Bookshop, Engine Room (Mystic, CT) created a custom cocktail for the Animal Wife launch party on September 8, 2020. This promo video demonstrates why I am a writer, not an actor.

Animal Wife is dedicated to my mother, Pamela, who is fascinated by everything, without hyperbole. Hers are not passing interests, but deep dives into obscure subjects, from kaleidoscopes and secret societies to colonial beer-making techniques. For a selection of my mother’s books, listen to my 3-minute episode of the micro-podcast Without Books.