An Evening with Gival Press

February 06, 2011
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gival Press is an award-winning, privately owned press located in Arlington, Virginia, founded in 1998. They publish literary work that has a social or philosophical message in English, French, and Spanish. Gival Press also sponsors four annual contests for fiction and poetry, including the Gival Press Poetry Award, Gival Press Novel Award, Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award, and Gival Press Short Story Award.
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About the Authors:
Thad Rutkowski is a graduate of Cornell University and The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of the earlier novels Tetched and Roughhouse. Both books were finalists for a Members Choice Asian American Literary Award. His work has also been featured in the two _Poetic Voices Without Borders anthologies published by Gival Press. His new novel is Haywire, from Starcherone Books. He teaches literature at City University of New York and fiction writing at the Writer’s Voice of the West Side YMCA, and is fiction editor for the literary magazine Many Mountains Moving
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David Winner was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and educated at Oberlin and the University of Arizona (Master’s of Fine Arts). His debut novel, The Cannibal of Guadalajara, won the 2009 Gival Press Novel Award. He has received two Pushcart nominations and first prize in The Ledge’s 2003 Fiction Contest. His work has appeared in The Village Voice, Fiction, Confrontation, Cortland Review, Staple, DreamCatcher, Phantasmagori, KGB, and several other literary magazines in the USA and the UK. A film based on a short story of his was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007, and he’s the fiction editor of The American, a magazine based in Rome, Italy. Winner lives in Brooklyn, where he writes and teaches at a community college.
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John Domini was born in lower Manhattan. He’s won awards in all genres, publishing stories in Paris Review and elsewhere and non-fiction in GQ and elsewhere. Grants have included the NEA. The Emerging Writers Network called his novels from 2007 and 2008, Earthquake I.D. and A Tomb on the Periphery, “back-to-back stunners.” Tomb on the Periphery, published by Gival Press, also made the short list at the London Book Festival for “the best of international publishing,” and Earthquake I.D., in Italian translation, was runner-up for the Domenico Rea prize. He blogs with the New York-based BIG OTHER and currently lives in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Tim W. Brown graduated summa cum laude with an American studies degree from Northern Illinois University. He is the author of four novels:Second Acts (2010), Walking Man (2008), Left of the Loop (2001), and Deconstruction Acres (1997). His fiction, poetry and nonfiction have appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, The Bloomsbury Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Chelsea, Chiron Review, Colorado Review, The Ledge, Main Street Rag, New Observations, Oyez Review, Pleiades, Poetry Project Newsletter, Rain Taxi, Rockford Review, Slipstream, Small Press Review, and elsewhere. A former resident of Chicago, where he was a fixture in that city’s literary scene as a writer, performer, and publisher of Tomorrow Magazine (1982-1999), Brown moved to New York in 2003. He currently earns his living as a writer at Bloomberg.

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


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