Saturday, March 1, 2008

Awesome reading on March 25.

The Pacific Standard Fiction Series: Locals Night
featuring Colson Whitehead and Christopher Sorrentino

Tuesday, March 25th, 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!

Colson Whitehead is the author, most recently, of APEX HIDES THE HURT - "a brilliant, witty, and subtle novel, written in a most engaging style, with tremendous aptness of language and command of plot." (The New York Times Book Review). His previous novels, JOHN HENRY DAYS and THE INTUITIONIST, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Hemingway Award, respectively. Whitehead's nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Granta, Harper's and Salon, and in the essay collection THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK. He has been the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Whiting Award. He lives in Brooklyn, and will be reading here from his next book.

Whitehead is making a strong case for a new name of his own: that of the best of the new generation of American novelists." - The Boston Globe

Christopher Sorrentino's second novel, TRANCE, concerning would-be revolutionaries in the early 1970s, was a finalist for the National Book Award. "This sprawling work is so ambitious and irreverent that it doesn't fit easily into any genre...full of descriptions sublime in their precision," wrote The Los Angeles Times, which named it one of 2005's best novels. Sorrentino's first book, SOUND ON SOUND, established him as a "funny, perceptive, and dead-on" novelist (Publisher's Weekly), and a writer of formidable ambition. Sorrentino is also the author of collaborations with the novelist Jonathan Lethem and the artist Derek Boshier. He lives in Brooklyn.

"[Sorrentino] remains a insightful, sensitive writer who makes you believe you're seeing what he's describing." - Harvey Pekar, The Baltimore Sun

Host Garth Risk Hallberg is the author of A FIELD GUIDE TO THE NORTH AMERICAN FAMILY, a PRINT Magazine Editor's Choice. 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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