Friday, September 6, 2013

Save the date: amazing reading December 4 at 7 pm.

Elephant Rock Books has lined up some fantastic authors for a reading at Pacific Standard December 4 at 7 pm. And all of them have books being released around then, so it will be super-current stuff. Their bios follow:

A writer with more than 200 publication credits, a licensed New York City sightseeing guide, and scholar with multiple degrees in the fields of writing, philosophy, medicine and law, Jacob Appel is something of a modern day renaissance man. His first novel, The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up, won the Dundee International Book Prize U.K. He’s won the Tobias Wolff Award, the Kurt Vonnegut Prize, the Zarkower Award for Excellence in Playwriting, and others. Appel’s articles have appeared in The New York TimesBoston Globe, and Huffington Post and elsewhere. He is currently a practicing psychiatrist at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where he resides. The Biology of Luck marks his U.S. book publishing debut. Read his unabridged story at

Jessica Stilling has been published in numerous literary journals including The Warwick Review, Conclave and Wasafiri. She has taught writing and literature at The New School, SUNY Old Westbury, The City University of New York and The Gotham Writer’s Workshop. She lives in New York City with her family. Betwixt and Between is her debut novel.

Justin Kramon is the author of the novels Finny (Random House, 2010) and The Preservationist (Pegasus, 2013). A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he has published stories in Glimmer Train, Story Quarterly, Boulevard, Fence, TriQuarterlyAlaska Quarterly Review, and others. He has received honors from the MichenerCopernicus Society of America, Best American Short Stories, the Hawthornden International Writers' Fellowship, and the Bogliasco Foundation. His website is

Kamilah Aisha Moon's work has been featured in several journals and anthologies, including Harvard Review, jubilat, Oxford American and Villanelles. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She currently teaches and writes in Brooklyn and is the author of She Has a Name (Four Way Books).

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