Valerie Laken & Catherynne Valente

April 03, 2011
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Valerie Laken has lived and work in Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, the Missouri Review, and has received a Pushcart Prize, the Missouri Review Editors’ Prize, and two Hopwood Awards . The author of the award-winning novel Dream House. She teaches at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She reads from her collection: Separate Kingdoms.
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Cat Valente first major release, The Orphan’s Tales, was released in the fall of 2006 when Cat was twenty-seven.Volume I, In the Night Garden, went on to win the James Tiptree Jr. Award and was nominated for the World Fantasy Award. The series as a whole won the Mythopoeic Award for adult literature in 2008. Her most recent novel, Palimpsest, has been nominated for the Hugo Award and is a Locust Award finalist. She reads from her novel: Deathless
Deathless is a collision of magical history and actual history, of revolution and mythology, of love and
death, that will bring Russian myth back to life in a stunning new incarnation.

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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