Ledig House Writers Read!

November 03, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ledig House Readers:
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (US/Singapore, Nonfiction/Fiction) Cheryl is the New York City-based author of A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family (Hyperion, 2011). A native of Singapore, she is working on her second book, a novel, and is the editor of Singapore Noir, a fiction anthology published by Akashic. She was a staff writer at The Wall Street Journal, In Style and the Baltimore Sun; her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Food & Wine among other publications. The National Arts Council of Singapore awarded her major grants in support of her books in 2011 and 2012. She has been an artist in residence at Yaddo, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Studios of Key West and the Ragdale Foundation.

Bill Goldstein (US, Nonfiction) Bill is the former founding editor of the books site of The New York Times; he reviews books and interviews authors for Weekend Today in New York on NBC. He is working on a book, The World Broke in Two: A Literary Chronicle of 1922, focusing on the intertwined lives and works of T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf, to be published by Henry Holt. He also teaches 17th Century English Literature at Hunter College and in 2010 completed his Ph.D. in English at City University of New York Graduate Center, writing a dissertation on Milton.

Albert Forns (Catalonia, Nonfiction/Fiction) Albert began with writing blogs, which eventually became poems included in his books Busco L que em gemini and Ultracolors, the latter is heavily influenced by contemporary artists such as Walter de Maria, Eva Hesse and Richard Serra. Albert has also written a novel, Albert Serra (la novel·la, no el cineasta), which was critically acclaimed for its mixture of reality and fiction, essay and new journalism, all working to create an adventure built around the Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra.

Fredy Gareis
(Germany, Nonfiction) Fredy was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and moved to Germany at an early age. He holds a degree in American History & Literature and went to Journalism School in Munich. As a freelance reporter he has covered stories behind the news; his work has appeared in Tagesspiegel, Die Zeit, Stern, Globalpost and Deutschlandradio. Most recently he spent five months as writer-in-residence in Slovenia and two years as a correspondent in Israel and the Middle East. Fredy is working on a book about his 5000 kilometer long journey by bicycle from Tel Aviv to Berlin. 

Elias Wagner (Germany, Fiction) Elias was born and lives in Munich. He studied medicine and is the author of the novel Vom Liebesleben der Mondvögel, which was published in 2012. He is currently working on a new novel.

Anja Majnarić
(Croatia, Translation) Anja is a literary translator born and living in Zagreb. She translates from English and Norwegian into Croatian working on books by authors such as Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Kjell Ola Dahl and, currently, Jens Bjørneboe. She also works with the Croatian Radio (HR3), translating material for their arts & culture program.

Răzvan Țupa
(Romania/Poetry) Răzvan has published three books of poetry and researches “relational poetry” for http://poetic.ro. According to Martin Woodside, he is one of the important Romanian poets who is “well-traveled, entrenched in Romanian literary tradition, and equally immersed in the poetries (and pop cultures) of Europe, the United States and beyond.” He has produced more than 150 poetry events in Bucharest. He has also read poetry at events in Paris, Rome, Prague, New York, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, and Berlin.

Tadeusz Dąbrowski
(Poland, Poetry/Nonfiction) Tadeusz is the editor of the literary bimonthly Topos. He is the winner of numerous awards, including the Kościelski Prize, the Hubert Burda Prize and the Prize of the Foundation for Polish Culture. He has been nominated for NIKE, the most important Polish literary award. Tadeusz is the author of six volumes of poetry: Wypieki, e-mail, mazurek, Te Deum, Czarny kwadrat, and Pomiędzy. Zephyr Press released a collection of his poetry in English entitled Black Square. He lives in Gdańsk on the Baltic coast of Poland. His work has been translated into 20 languages.

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.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,