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Three things I like: succulent gardens, exploitative reality TV shows, and making lists of threes.
Currently reading: Empire of the Summer Moon, by S C Gwynne.
Three things I like: magic, whimsy, and sports.
Currently reading: Evolution Man: Or, How I Ate My Father by Roy Lewis
Nostalgia Digest Magazine celebrates its 40th anniversary of chronicling the "Golden Age" of entertainment. Join Digest founder and Radio Hall of Famer Chuck Schaden and Digest publisher Steve Darnall as they look back on the magazine's first four decades and the future of looking back.
Three of the sharpest voices in contemporary literature--Cristina Henriquez, Roxane Gay, and Julia Fierro--visit the Book Cellar to share their newest works: The Book of Unknown Americans, Bad Feminist, and Cutting Teeth, respectively.
Cristina Henriquez is the author of the story collection Come Together, Fall Apart, which was a New York Times Editors' Choice selection, and the novel The World in Half. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The American Scholar, Glimmer Train, Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Tri-Quarterly, AGNI, and Oxford American, as well as in various anthologies. She lives in Illinois.
Roxane Gay is the author of the novel An Untamed State and the story collection Ayiti. Her work has also appeared in Glamour, Best American Short Stories, and The New York Times Book Review.
Julia Fierro is the founder of The Sackett Street Writers' Workshop, which has been a creative home to over 2000 writers since 2002. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow, her writing has appeared in Guernica, The Millions, Flavorwire, and other publications, and she has been profiled in L Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, The Observer and The Economist. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two children.
NYT best-seller James Finn Garner celebrates the publication of the third book in his award-winning circus noir series Rex Koko, Private Clown.
A wild farce involving stolen pedigreed dogs, counterfeiting, freak shows, cross-dressing gangsters and (why not?) Nazis, The Wet Nose of Danger hilariously depicts life among the has-beens in the circus skid row of Top Town, narrated by that unstoppable bigshoe, Rex Koko. Join us early across the street for a quick circus performance, followed by a short parade into the store and other acts and hijinks during the reading.
Garner is also the author of Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, which will be available in its 20th anniversary edition.