of the second of what should be three fall fiction events, on December 2:
The Pacific Standard Fiction Series Gets Cosmopolitan
featuring Joseph O'Neill and Hari Kunzru
Tuesday, December 2nd, 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!
"Best New Literary Event of 2008" (New York Magazine)...now with
stylish new curtains!
Joseph O'Neill's bestselling new novel, NETHERLAND, was praised by New
Yorker critic James Wood as "exquisitely written . . . and one of the
most remarkable post-colonial books I have ever read" and by the New
York Times' fearsome Michiko Kakutani as a "stunning" and "resonant
meditation on the American dream." O'Neill's previous novels include
THE BREEZES and THIS IS THE LIFE. His family history, BLOOD-DARK
TRACK, was a New York Times Notable Book for 2002 and a book of the
year for The Economist and The Irish Times. O'Neill contributes
regularly to The Atlantic Monthly.
"[NETHERLAND is] the wittiest, angriest, most exacting and most
desolate work of fiction we've yet had about life in New York and
London after the World Trade Center fell." - The New York Times Book
Hari Kunzru's novel of the 1960s, MY REVOLUTIONS, "offers a historical
portrait of London that must be unparalleled in contemporary British
fiction," in the words of James Wood. Kunzru's previous books -
TRANSMISSION, THE IMPRESSIONIST and the story collection NOISE -
earned him a place on Granta's "Best of the Young British Novelists"
list. Kunzru is Deputy President of English PEN and is currently a
fellow of the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York
"An urgent and passionate piece of work . . . [MY REVOLUTIONS] is
fairly afire with an anger on behalf of the world's dispossessed and
powerless that is so conspicuously absent from much cozy and collusive
current fiction." -The Sunday Telegraph (UK)