Eileen Pollack & Joseph Salvatore

March 04, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Eileen Pollack is a writer whose novel Breaking and Entering, about the deep divisions between blue and red America, was named a 2012 New York Times Editor’s Choice selection.
She also is the author of Paradise, New York, a novel, and two collections of short fiction, In the Mouth and The Rabbi in the Attic, as well as a work of creative nonfiction called Woman Walking Ahead: In Search of Catherine Weldon and Sitting Bull (soon to be a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain) and two innovative textbooks, Creative Nonfiction and Creative Composition. She teaches on the faculty of the Helen Zell MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan.She reads from her book:  The Bible of Dirty Jokes
Eileen’s latest books are:
The Bible of Dirty Jokes (out now from Four Way Books)
A Perfect Life, recently published by Ecco/Harper Collins, and The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still A Boys’ Club, published by Beacon Press.

Of The Bible of Dirty Jokes Claire Vaye Watkins writes:

“The Bible of Dirty Jokes is a bawdy and absorbing read--a madcap mystery about family secrets, small-time stand-up comedy and big-time crimes. Visit the back alleys of the Borscht Belt and the underworld beyond with Eileen Pollack, one of our finest, and funniest, writers.”

Joseph Salvatore is the author of the story collection To Assume A Pleasing Shape and the co-author of the college textbook Understanding English Grammar, 10/e (Pearson, 2015). He is the Books Editor at The Brooklyn Rail and a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review.  His fiction has appeared in The Collagist, Dossier Journal, Epiphany, H.O.W. Journal, New York Tyrant, Open City, Post Road, Rain Taxi, Salt Hill, Sleeping Fish, and Willow Springs, among others.  His criticism has appeared in The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture, Angels of the Americlypse: An Anthology of New Latin@ Writing, and The Believer Logger.  He is an associate professor of writing and literature at The New School in New York City, where he founded the literary journal LIT.  He lives in Queens.

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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