An Evening with Coffee House Press Authors
Ben Lerner reads from his novel: Leaving the Atocha Station
Dylan Hicks is a songwriter, musician, and writer. His work has appeared in the Village Voice, New York Times, Star Tribune, City Pages, and Rain Taxi, and he has released three albums under his own name. A fourth, Sings Bolling Greene, is a companion album to this novel and will be released in May 2012. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Nina Hale, and his son, Jackson.
“Do yourself a favor and read this smart, tender book. The characters will haunt you with their longing, and inspire you with their sweet, caustic wit. Dylan Hicks knows his music and his prose is a song in itself. He’s given light to the shuttered and boarded parts of life.” —S A M L I P S Y T E
“As a novel, Dylan Hicks’s Boarded Windows takes a sly, questioning, sidelong glance that keeps both the narrator and his listeners—because this novel is whispered, confided, mused, as much as it is written—continually off balance. As a work of American iconography, it ’s a continually hilarious, hopes-dashed account of an indelible American character: the con man.”—GR E I L MA R C US
Brian Evenson reads from his collection: Windye
Praised by Peter Straub for going “furthest out on the sheerest, least sheltered narrative precipice,” Brian Evenson is the author of ten books of fiction. He has been a finalist for the Edgar Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the World Fantasy Award, and the winner of the International Horror Guild Award, and the American Library Association’s award for Best Horror Novel. Fugue State was named one of Time Out New York’s Best Books of 2009. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellow- ship and three O. Henry Prizes, including one for “ Windeye,” Evenson lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he directs Brown University’s Literary Arts Department.
“Brian Evenson is one of the treasures of American story writing, a true successor both to the generation of Coover, Barthelme, Hawkes and Co., but also to Edgar Allan Poe.” —J ONATHAN L ETHEM
“Laughter can be an effective tool of the horror writer, and Evenson is its finest practitioner.” —TIME OUT CHICAGO
“A backwoods Bret Easton Ellis.”—NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
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