Christine Sneed’s first book, the story collection Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry, won AWP’s 2009 Grace Paley Prize, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, first-fiction category, was named the Chicago Writer’s Association Book of the Year and one of the seven best books of the year by Time Out Chicago. It was also chosen as the recipient of Ploughshares’ 2011 first-book prize. Her short stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, Ploughshares, Southern Review, Massachusetts Review, New England Review, Notre Dame Review, and a number of other journals. Visit her web site at http://www.christinesneed.com.
“Christine Sneed’s compelling first novel, Little Known Facts, reads with the effortlessness of a page-turner. The story is located at an intersection of romance - make that romances--fame, and physical beauty, and yet Sneed’s insight into her credibly drawn characters combined with the novel’s multifaceted construction make the story anything but formulaic, and confer upon its subjects the depth and grace of the author’s lucid prose and book’s imaginative construction.”--Stuart Dybek, author of I Sailed With Magellan
Jeffrey Rotter’s first novel, The Unknown Knowns, was published in 2009. His writing has appeared in The New York Observer, The Atlantic Cities, Spin, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn.
He will read from his a novel in progress, The Only Words That Are Worth Remembering
“Rotter’s perceptive and humorous story goes beyond the obvious sendup to explore the private and at times desperate ways his characters strive to secure their own homeland, from the borders of their bedrooms to the cargo of their dreams, showing how the logic of personal rhetoric is never far removed from the political. ... Rotter’s imagination is formidable and fresh.” —Joseph Salvatore, The New York Times Book Review
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