NYC | January 16, 2011

Welcome 2011! Sunday Salon celebrates a magnificent new year with a lineup of marvelous writers. Join us at Jimmys 43 at 7pm.

Monique Truong was born in Saigon, South Vietnam and currently lives in Brooklyn. She is the author of two novels Bitter in the Mouth and The Book of Salt. Her first novel, The Book of Salt, was a New York Times Notable Book and a recipient of the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, a Bard Fiction Prize, a Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award, and the 7th Annual Asian American Literary Award, among others. …

Paul Pines

Paul Pines grew up in Brooklyn around the corner from Ebbet’s Field and passed the early sixties on the Lower East Side of New York. He shipped out as a merchant seaman, spending 1965-66 in Vietnam, after which he drove a taxi and tended bar until he opened The Tin Palace in 1973, on the corner of 2nd Street & Bowery, the setting for his novel, The Tin Angel (Wm Morrow, 1983/ Author’s Guild, 2008). Redemption (Editions du Rocher, 1997), a second novel, is set against the genocide of Guatemalan Mayans. My Brother’s Madness (Curbstone, 2007) a memoir that explores the unfolding of two intertwined lives and the nature of …

Steve Adams

Steve Adams’ stories have been published in Glimmer Train, The Missouri Review, Chicago Review, Quarterly West, and Georgetown Review. He’s won Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers and The Bronx Writer’s Center “Chapter One” Contest. His fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and anthologized. His plays and musicals have been produced in New York City and across the country, and he’s been a guest artist at The University of Texas.

Laurel Fantauzzo

Laurel Fantauzzo is an Iowa Arts Fellow at the University of Iowa Nonfiction MFA program. She earned the 2010 Astraea Lesbian Foundation Emerging Writers Grant for her fiction. She worked as a weekly restaurant reviewer for New York Magazine Online from 2006 to 2008, and in 2011, she will spend seven months in the Philippines on a Fulbright research grant for her nonfiction project, “Jolli Meals: The Rise of Filipino Fast Food.” You can hear her playing songs she likes and curating love letters on Mondays from 9am-10am, Central Standard Time, at kruiradio.org, and you can also find her at laurelfantauzzo.weebly.com.

Luis H. Francia

Luis H. Francia is the author of several books, including Eye of the Fish: A Personal Archipelago which won both the 2002 PEN Center Open Book and the 2002 Asian American Writers literary awards. His poetry collections include the recently released The Beauty of Ghosts (performed as theater at Topaz Arts in 2007); Museum of Absences; and The Arctic Archipelago and Other Poems. He is also the author of A History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos, published this year. He is the editor of Brown River, White Ocean: An Anthology of Twentieth Century Philippine Literature in English, and co-editor of Fiippin’: Filipinos on America, and Vestiges of …

Dale Peck

Dale Peck has published ten books. These are their names: Martin and John, The Law of Enclosures, Now It’s Time to Say Goodbye, What We Lost, Hatchet Jobs, Drift House, The Lost Cities, Sprout, Body Surfing, Shift. These are their genres: novel-in-stories, novel + memoir, novel, novel-cum-memoir; essays, children’s novel, children’s novel, young adult novel, thriller, co-authored thriller. Here are some fun facts about them. The book that he got paid the least amount of money for sold the greatest number of copies. The book that he got the most amount of money for sold the fewest number of copies. The shortest book, at 60,000 words, took four years to …

Shya Scanlon

Shya Scanlon’s work has appeared in Mississippi Review, Literary Review, New York Quarterly, Guernica Magazine, Opium Magazine, and others. His book of prose poetry, In This Alone Impulse, was published by Noemi Press in January, 2010. In 2009, his novel Forecast was serialized online across 42 journals and literary blogs as part of the Forecast 42 Project. Forecast was published by Flatmancrooked in December, 2010. He received his MFA from Brown University, where he was awarded the John Hawkes Prize in Fiction. Please visit him at www.shyascanlon.com.

Emma Straub

Emma Straub’s first story collection, Other People We Married, will be published in February. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, 52 Stories, Gargoyle, and many other journals. She also sells books at BookCourt, one of the the best bookstore in New York City. More information can be found at www.emmastraub.net.

Monique Truong

Monique Truong was born in Saigon, South Vietnam and currently lives in Brooklyn. She is the author of two novels Bitter in the Mouth and The Book of Salt. Her first novel, The Book of Salt, was a New York Times Notable Book and a recipient of the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, a Bard Fiction Prize, a Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award, and the 7th Annual Asian American Literary Award, among others. Truong was awarded a PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and is a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow. She has contributed essays to the New York Times, the Times of London, …

Happy Holidays!

Sunday Salon will resume in January 2011 to celebrate another fantastic literary new year. Happy Holidays!