Join me for the inaugural edition of Minnesota’s largest literary festival, produced by The Loft Literary Center (and directed by my friend the great Steph Opitz). The lineup includes Stephen King, Mitchell S. Jackson, Mark Doten, Amy Tan, Marlon James, Tommy Orange, Sheila Heti, and Mira Jacob, among many, many other great writers.
Full details to come.
Just like the game show! Except all the categories concern books and everyone's tipsy.
Categories may include the classics, science fiction, movie adaptations, children's books, you name it. Ever wanted to yell "Who is Proust?" in a bookstore with an IPA in hand? Come on by.
Anyone can play. Multiple teams of three will compete for free drinks, prizes, and everlasting glory.
New York City is increasingly a difficult place to love—and to leave. We're inviting writers from both in-state, out of state, upstate, and downstate to tell five minute stories about the dealbreakers that have led to their departures, or their commitment to never leave (yet...!).
An Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event.
Sponsored by Kingston Writers Studio, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and Longreads.
I’m moderating the BKBF panel “Passage of Time” with Martin Amis and Dubravka Ugresic. I will be doing my best to stay out of the way of these two brilliant minds as they discuss literature, immigration, Trump, and Nabokov.
From the Festival’s site: Join distinguished international authors Martin Amis and Dubravka Ugresic as they discuss the indelible lessons of the passage of time on their lives and work. While Amis’s The Rub of Time considers many of his formative cultural and literary encounters of the past 30 years, Croatian-born Ugresic’s American Fictionary revisits the destruction of the Balkan wars of the early 90s through the disorienting perspective of her American exile at the time.