Friday, April 18, 2008

Fiction Reading May 13th.

Pacific Standard Fiction Series: Victorian Night
featuring Arthur Phillips and Douglas A. Martin

Tuesday, May 13th, 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!
The Spring Season Finale for New York Magazine's "Best New Literary Event!"

Arthur Phillips' third novel, ANGELICA, was, like PRAGUE and THE
EGYPTOLOGIST, a national bestseller. The Washington Post, which named
it one of the best novels of 2007, wrote, "[ANGELICA] cements this
young novelist's reputation as one of the best writers in America, a
storyteller who combines Nabokovian wit and subtlety with a narrative
urgency that rivals Stephen King's." Phillips, a five-time Jeopardy!
champion and winner of the Los Angeles Times/Art Seidenbaum Award for
best first novel, has been translated into 25 languages.

"ANGELICA impresses first as a clever send-up of the late Victorian
novel, and then becomes its own very original thing. It is engrossing,
deeply moving, and - precisely because it is moving - very
frightening." -Stephen King

Douglas A. Martin's second novel, BRANWELL, was hailed as "a cohesive
and convincing portrait of the lost, forgotten Brontë" by The Austin
Chronicle. "Stylistically complex and emotionally evocative," Darcy
Steinke wrote. "Branwell Brontë emerges as ...both muse and devil to
his sisters' passions, giving us a new dimension to this ever
fascinating family." Martin's first novel, OUTLINE OF MY LOVER, was
named an International Book of the Year in the Times Literary
Supplement, and was adapted for the Forsythe Company's multimedia
production "Kammer/Kammer." Martin, an award-winning poet and critic,
is also the author of THEY CHANGE THE SUBJECT and, with Michael Stipe,
Grant Lee Phillips, and others, THE HAIKU YEAR.

"[BRANWELL's] beautiful declarative sentences are perfectly fitted to
this famously imaginative, headstrong family; they bring Branwell
Brontë's world to light." -Publishers Weekly

Host Garth Risk Hallberg is the author of A FIELD GUIDE TO THE NORTH
AMERICAN FAMILY. 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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