THE TRAGEDY OF ARTHUR, 2011
We are honored to be hosting Arthur Phillips for the second time. His first novel, PRAGUE, was named a New York Times Notable Book, and received The Los Angeles Times/Art Seidenbaum Award for best first novel. His second novel, THE EGYPTOLOGIST, was an international bestseller, and was on more than a dozen “Best of 2004” lists. ANGELICA, his third novel, made The Washington Post best fiction of 2007 and led that paper to call him "One of the best writers in America." THE SONG IS YOU was a New York Times Notable Book, on the Post's best of 2009 list, and inspired Kirkus to write, "Phillips still looks like the best American novelist to have emerged in the present decade." His work has been translated into twenty-five languages, and is the source of three films currently in development. His fifth book will be published in April, 2011. He lives in New York with his wife and two sons.
Whitney Terrell is the author of The Huntsman, a New York Times notable book and The King of Kings County, which was selected as a best book of 2005 by the Christian Science Monitor. He was named one of 20 “writers to watch” by members of the National Book Critics Circle. In 2006 he embedded with the 22nd infantry in Baghdad. He is father to two sons, aged five and 10 months and along with his wife, a professor of French Literature, has no idea what they were thinking when they decided to have children in their late 30s. Or, as the case seems to be now, in their early40’s.
THE KING OF KINGS COUNTY, 2005
THE HUNTSMAN, 2002
Roy Kesey is the author of the collections All Over (finalist for the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, and one of The L Magazine's Best Books of the Decade), Nothing in the World, and a historical guide to the city of Nanjing. His debut novel Pacazo has been selected for The Rumpus Book Club and the Newtonville First Editions Club and will be published throughout the Commonwealth by Random House imprint Jonathan Cape. Kesey's short stories, essays and poems have appeared in more than eighty magazines, including McSweeney's, Subtropics, Ninth Letter, and The Kenyon Review. Writing awards include two Pushcart Prize Special Mentions and the 2008 Missouri Review Editors' Prize in Fiction; anthologies include Best American Short Stories, The Robert Olen Butler Prize Anthology, and New Sudden Fiction. He is the recipient of a 2010 prose fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He currently lives in Peru with his wife and children. www.roykesey.comPACAZO, 2011
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