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Franklin Park Reading Series: Novel Night
Feb 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
On February 9 the Franklin Park Reading Series celebrates the novel with five accomplished authors at different career stages. Two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey (Amnesia, Parrot and Olivier in America) will be joined by three of today’s most exciting debut novelists — Laura van den Berg (Find Me), Atticus Lish (Preparation for the Next Life), and Mark Doten (The Infernal) — and up-and-coming fiction writer Kashana Cauley (Esquire, Tin House). Admission is free, and the evening includes a $4 draft drink special and raffle for the authors’ books.
PETER CAREY (Amnesia, Parrot and Olivier in America)
LAURA VAN DEN BERG (Find Me, The Isle of Youth)
ATTICUS LISH (Preparation for the Next Life)
MARK DOTEN (The Infernal)
KASHANA CAULEY (Esquire, Tin House)
PETER CAREY is the author of Amnesia and twelve previous novels and has twice received the Booker Prize. His other honors include the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York City for more than twenty years.
LAURA VAN DEN BERG is the author of the debut novel Find Me and two collections of stories: What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, which was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a finalist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and The Isle of Youth, which received the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for Fictiolives in New york n from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Raised in Florida, she now lives in the Boston area.
ATTICUS LISH is the author of the debut novel Preparation for the Next Life, which was named one of the best books of 2014 by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, and Publishers Weekly. He lives in New York City.
MARK DOTEN is the author of the debut novel The Infernal. His writing has appeared in Conjunctions, Guernica, The Believer, and New York magazine. He has an MFA from Columbia University and is the recipient of fellowships from Columbia and the MacDowell Colony. He is currently a senior editor at Soho Press and lives in Brooklyn.
KASHANA CAULEY is a native Wisconsinite who lives in Prospect Heights. Esquire, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Redivider and Tin House have published her short fiction. She won the 2012 Esquire/Aspen Writers’ Foundation Short Short Fiction Contest. She recently completed a novel.