October Surprise from Amazon UK

Now that’s a pleasant October surprise.  Granted it is a promo price so no shopping for a Carmen overlooking the Alhambra in Granada or anything like that but still….now I can refill the fountain pen.

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Brooklyn Book Festival: Panel Discussion 9/23 5pm

Looking forward to moderating this panel on Sunday:

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge (250 Joralemon Street)

5:00 P.M. Inventions of Adolescence

Novelists Kurt Andersen (True Believers), Danielle Evans (Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self) and Karen Thompson Walker (The Age of Miracles) read from their work and discuss the experiences of youth. Moderated by Kevin Holohan.   

A full, and I mean FULL,  listing of events is here:

http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/BBF/FestivalEvents

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Suddenly this is tonight! Wall to Wall Akashic Authors, riverfront expanse, Manhattan views at sunset – what more could one want of a Monday evening?

The Brothers' Lot

On Monday August 20th at 7pm  at East River State Park, Kent Ave and N 9thin Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I will be reading from The Brothers’ Lot alongside fellow Akashic Books authors Shira Nayman, and  Elizabeth Nunez. 

This is part of The Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn and WORD’s Words by the Water, a four-week outdoor reading series along the East River. Each event focuses on publishers/authors with a local focus.  Link here:

http://www.wordbrooklyn.com/event/words-water-akashic-books-night

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The Brothers’ Lot Reading – August 20th 7pm

The Brothers’ Lot from Akashic Books

On Monday August 20th at 7pm  at East River State Park, Kent Ave and N 9thin Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I will be reading from The Brothers’ Lot alongside fellow Akashic Books authors Shira Nayman, and  Elizabeth Nunez. 

This is part of The Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn and WORD’s Words by the Water, a four-week outdoor reading series along the East River. Each event focuses on publishers/authors with a local focus.  Link here:

http://www.wordbrooklyn.com/event/words-water-akashic-books-night

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The Brothers’ Lot: New Footage Released

Finally the meticulous frame-by-frame hand tinting is done and we can now proudly announce the release of second and third installments of The Brothers’ Lot live at KGB wherein Martin Mulvey SJ, Diocesan Investigator tracks Marcus Madden, BA, official biographer of Venerable Saorseach O’Rahilly to The Wharf ,a none too salubrious pub in Howth on the outskirts of Dublin.  Herewith Part 1 with its mild dosing of coarse language. and Part 2 with its liberal dosing of coarse language.

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VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Winner Announced

Delighted for Justin Torres whose jewel of a novel We The Animals won the Cabell First Novelist Award.  Congratulations to him and to all the others who were in the running and gratitude to VCU for maintaining such an award.

It would be disingenuous of me to say that I am not a tiny bit disapplointed but then I remind myself that there is a larger reason we all insist on making things.  This is something that I have always found a beguilingly profound meditation of the whole creative impulse:

Look I made a hat where there never was a hat

As the man from Foxrock said: “I can’t go on.  I’ll go on.”

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The Brothers’ Lot: $10 Celebratory price til June 31

From:Akashic Books:

The Brothers’ Lot is a semifinalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. To celebrate we are offering a special discounted price of $10 (including shipping within the U.S.) from May 21 – June 30, 2012.

Click here: http://www.akashicbooks.com/brotherslot.htm

Details of the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award

The Brothers’ Lot from Akashic Books

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