Sunday, January 13, 2008

The next installment of our fiction series!

The Pacific Standard Fiction Series: Farang Night!
featuring T Cooper and Jess Row

Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 7:00 p.m.
82 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (betw. St. Marks and Bergen)
hosted by Garth Risk Hallberg

Books available on-site!
Drink specials to be chosen by dartboard!

T Cooper's bestselling second novel, LIPSHITZ 6, OR TWO ANGRY BLONDES, was named one of the best books of 2006 by The Believer, and The Austin Chronicle. The Village Voice called T's debut novel, SOME OF THE PARTS - a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection - "sharp, funny, [and] evocative." A FICTIONAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES WITH HUGE CHUNKS MISSING, an anthology co-edited with Adam Mansbach, is available from Brooklyn's own Akashic Books. Essays and short fiction have also appeared in The New York Times, KGB Bar Lit, and The New Yorker...from which T will be reading here.

"Cooper's considerable descriptive powers...bring to life such varied tableaus as a Russian pogrom, a Lower East Side gang fight and a Lindbergh rally in Oklahoma City... [LIPSHITZ 6] resonates long after the book has been closed." -The New York Times

In 2007, Granta named Jess Row one of its "Best Young American Novelists." His story collection, THE TRAIN TO LO WU, set in Hong Kong, was shortlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award in 2006. His short fiction has appeared in venues such as The Atlantic, Ploughshares, and in THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES anthologies. He is currently at work on a new collection of stories and a novel set in Laos during the Vietnam War.

Praise for THE TRAIN TO LO WU: "In crystalline prose, Row animates intriguing characters and dramatizes subtle yet emblematic conflicts as he traces the vast cultural divides between America and Hong Kong...He neatly and devastatingly contrasts dueling visions of faith, art, love, and freedom" - Booklist

Host Garth Risk Hallberg is the author of A FIELD GUIDE TO THE NORTH AMERICAN FAMILY: "Beautiful because of the gentle way the story of two suburban families unravels for the reader." -Bookslut

The Pacific Standard Fiction Series aims to showcase the intense and varied literary energies of Brooklyn by pairing writers from the borough and beyond. We offer fine stories and appealing beverages in a civilized setting. For more information, please visit

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