Join us on Thursday, March 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 at KGB Bar, when Behind the Book hosts another evening of free readings by exceptional writers: Lydia Millet, Abha Dawesar, and Adam Mansbach.
WHAT: The Behind the Book Reading Series
WHEN: Thursday, March 13 from 7:00 to 9:00pm -- FREE
WHERE: KGB Bar, 85 East Fourth Street
(between Second & Third Aves.; take the F/V to Second Ave. or the 6 to Astor Place).
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.kgbbar.com/
Lydia Millet is the acclaimed author of six novels, including My Happy Life, which won the 2003 PEN-USA Award for Fiction and Oh Pure and Radiant Heart, which was short-listed for the 2007 Arthur C. Clarke Award. Jonathan Lethem has called her one of his favorite writers. In a starred review of her latest novel, How the Dead Dream, Publisher’s Weekly writes "Millet proves no less lyrical, haunting or deliciously absurd in her brilliant sixth novel than in her fifth...an involving character study and a stunning meditation on loss--planetary and otherwise--Millet's latest unfolds like a beautiful, disturbing dream."
Abha Dawesar is the author of three novels. Her second novel, Babyji, won the 2006 American Library Association's Stonewall Book Award and the 2005 Lambda Literary Award. Her most recent novel, That Summer in Paris, follows an aging writer whose involvement with a young woman forces him to face the eternal question of love. Author Bharati Mukherjee describes the novel as “elegant and contemplative.” Ms. Dawesar is also a winner of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fiction Fellowship.
Adam Mansbach has worked with Behind the Book in the past as a visiting author at DeWitt Clinton High School, where students discussed his acclaimed novel Angry Black White Boy. A powerful rumination on race relations in America, the novel is taught at more than 40 universities and was named a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book in 2005. His most recent novel, The End of the Jews, will be released in March 2008 and has been praised as “compassionately cognizant of human frailty and complexity” by Kirkus Reviews. Mr. Mansbach teaches writing at the San Francisco Art Institute and has released a hip hop record, Stand for Nothing, Fall for Anything.
Behind the Book is a grassroots literacy nonprofit working with low-income students in NYC public schools. Our mission is to excite children and young adults about reading. Working in the 1st -12th grades, we bring authors and their books into individual classrooms to build literacy skills and a new generation of book readers. www.behindthebook.org
Official Website: http://www.behindthebook.org
Added by Harini on February 25, 2008