Saturday, April 12, 2008

Next Fiction Night

The Pacific Standard Fiction Series: Invention Night
featuring Samantha Hunt and Alex Rose

Tuesday, April 15th, 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!

Samantha Hunt's second novel, THE INVENTION OF EVERYTHING ELSE (Houghton Mifflin), reimagines the story of inventor Nikola Tesla. Her previous book, THE SEAS, was voted one of the Village Voice Literary Supplement's Favorite Books of 2004, and was a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35 Selection." Hunt's stories have appeared in The
New Yorker, McSweeney's, and on This American Life, among other venues. A play, THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE, was produced by the Theater of the Two-Headed Calf. She lives in Brooklyn.

"Hunt has so gracefully mingled outlandish fact with outlandish fiction that it's difficult to know where one begins and the other ends, but it's a delightful homage to [Nikola Tesla,] who tells Louisa, 'I want to be believed.' For a moment, in these pages, everything seems possible." -The Washington Post

Alex Rose's debut story collection, THE MUSICAL ILLUSIONIST AND OTHER TALES, concerns cities without shadows, a language spoken entirely in rhythms, and a man deaf solely to the waltzes of Chopin, among other oddities. It's out now from Brooklyn-based Hotel St. George Press, an imprint of Akashic Books. Rose has published stories in McSweeney's, The North American Review, and DIAGRAM, among others. He has also directed a number of short films, videos and animations that have appeared on HBO, MTV, and Comedy Central, as well as in over two dozen festivals worldwide.

"Rose vividly and ingeniously rewrites history, like a cartographer redrawing the lines of a city--and imbuing it with the force of his imagination." -The Brooklyn Rail

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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