Reading/celebration with Will Allison, author of What You Have Left, at Toro Loco, 23 Valley Street, South Orange, NJ. Date TBA.
Reading at Who Killed Kenny, 27 Main Street, Callicoon, NY. Date TBA.
Saturday, October 6: Reading at Hamish & Henry, Livingston Manor, NY.
Tuesday, October 9, 7:15 p.m.: Talk at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood, NJ.
Tuesday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.: Reading at Barnes & Noble, Springfield, NJ (973) 376-8544
Tuesday, October 23, 7 p.m.: Reading at McNally Robinson, 52 Prince Street, NYC.
Publishers Weekly has pronounced! It calls
The Understory “skillfully rendered,” “hauntingly abject,” and “a sensitive, restrained debut.” Read the whole review here (scroll down; it’s the ninth review).
My review of James Salter’s Light Years is now posted on Jesse Kornbluth’s terrific website Head Butler. I love Salter’s work and was delighted to have a chance to proselytize for this beautiful novel. Here’s the review.
The wonderful and tireless Dan Wickett of The Emerging Writers Network has assembled a new anthology of literary fiction, provisionally entitled Precious Time. The stories all deal with situations in which, as Dan puts it, “one person must stay, and the others involved are only allowed to be present during specific hours.” Think hospitals, jails, nursing homes, etc.
I’m honored to be one of the contributors, along with a great bunch of writers including Benjamin Percy, Quinn Dalton, Bill Roorbach, Lauren Baratz-Logsted, and Joseph Freda. The anthology will be published by Press 53 in 2008.