On Saturday, October 4, expect to hear from Brenda Shaughnessy, Jeff Parker, Jon Paul Fiorentino and John Goldbach!
Brenda Shaughnessy is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Our Andromeda—one of The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2013. Her other books are Human Dark with Sugar, winner of the James Laughlin Award, and Interior with Sudden Joy. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Harpers, McSweeney’s, The Nation, The New Yorker, The Paris Review and elsewhere. She is a 2013 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and Assistant Professor of English and in the M.F.A. Program at Rutgers University at Newark. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, son, and daughter.
Jeff Parker is the author of the novel Ovenman and the story collection The Taste of Penny. He worked with the SLS St. Petersburg, Russia, program from 1999-2008, serving many years as the Russia Program Director. With Mikhail Iossel he co-edited two collections of contemporary Russian writing, and his new nonfiction book about Russia, Where Bears Roam The Streets, was published by Harper Collins Canada this summer. He previously taught and the University of Toronto and currently teaches in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
John Goldbach is the author of Selected Blackouts, a collection of stories, and the acclaimed novel The Devil and the Detective. He lives in Montreal.
On Sunday, October 5, come listen to Mireille Silcoff, Arjun Basu, Anna Leventhal and Sean Michaels!
Mireille Silcoff's debut short story collection, Chez l'Arabe, was published in August by House of Anansi Press. Her three previous books are cultural studies of drug and youth culture. The founding editor of the Jewish literary quarterly Guilt & Pleasure, her writing frequently appears in The New York Times Magazine. She also writes a long-running weekly memoir column in the National Post. The recipient of many awards, including National Magazine Awards, she lives in Montreal.
We have hosted book launches for nearly all of these writers, and are delighted to welcome them to the store again!