David Maine is the author of The Preservationist, Fallen, The Book of Samson, and Monster, 1959. His novels have been praised in such outlets as Time magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post. The Preservationist was nominated for the First Book Award by British newspaper The Guardian, and has been optioned for a film Maine lived and worked in Rabat, Morocco, before moving to Lahore, Pakistan, where he lived until 2008. After returning to the US, he lived first in Hawaii, where he taught at several universities, before relocating to Massachusetts. He reads from his novel, An Age of Madness
“Psychiatrist Regina Moss, the center of An Age of Madness, is a harsh and pessimistic healer whose own private terrors make her at once insightful and unforgiving. Like all good writers. David Maine is fascinated by the mysteries of character. The doctor’s halting journey toward understanding her role in what happened to her family is genuinely suspenseful: she is a formidable opponent, and the opponent is herself.” Jincy Willett
Kathleen Alcott’s first novel, The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets, is forthcoming from Other Press in September of 2012.
Born and raised in Northern California, she studied in Southern California, lived in San Francisco, and presently resides in Brooklyn. Her work appears in American Short Fiction; Slice; Explosion Proof; TheRumpus.Net, Rumpus Women Vol. 1, an anthology of personal essays; and elsewhere. She is currently at work on her second novel, a work that traces the lives of four tenants of an apartment building in New York City.
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