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Erin Somers

Biography

Erin Somers

Erin Somers’ writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House Open Bar, Ploughshares, American Short Fiction, McSweeney’s, the Cincinnati Review and many other publications. She holds an MFA from the University of New Hampshire and was a 2016 NYC Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellow and a 2016 Millay Colony resident. She lives in Beacon, New York with her husband and daughter. STAY UP WITH HUGO BEST is her first novel.

Erin Somers

Books by Erin Somers

by Erin Somers - Fiction, Humor

June Bloom is a broke, cynical 29-year-old writers’ assistant on the late-night comedy show, “Stay Up with Hugo Best.” Hugo Best is in his 60s, a beloved icon of TV and humor, and a notorious womanizer. After he unexpectedly retires and a party is held for his now-unemployed staff, Hugo asks June to come to his mansion in Greenwich for the long Memorial Day weekend. The exact terms of the visit are never spelled out, but June is realistic and clear-eyed enough to guess. Even so, as the weekend unfolds and the enigmatic Hugo gradually reveals himself, their dynamic proves to be much more complicated and less predictable than she expected.