Rachel DeWoskin’s most recent novel, Big Girl Small (FSG, 2011), is the recipient of the 2012 American Library Association’s Alex Award and was named one of the top three books of 2011 by Newsday. DeWoskin’s memoir, Foreign Babes in Beijing (Norton, 2005), about the years she spent in China as the unlikely star of a Chinese soap opera, has been published in six countries and is being developed as a television series by HBO. Her debut novel, Repeat After Me, which follows the unexpected romance between a young American ESL teacher and a troubled Chinese radical, won Foreword Magazine’s …
Gina Frangello is the author of three books of fiction: A Life in Men (forthcoming from Algonquin in Februrary 2014), Slut Lullabies (Emergency Press, 2010) and My Sister’s Continent (Chiasmus, 2006). She is the executive editor and co-founder of the independent fiction press Other Voices Books, and also serves as the Sunday editor of the online literary magazine The Nervous Breakdown. Gina’s short fiction has appeared in dozens of venues including Fence, Prairie Schooner, the Chicago Reader, ACM and Men Undressed: Women Writers and the Male Sexual Experience. Her journalism and book reviews have appeared in many forums in …
Catherine Tufariello’s first book of poems, Keeping My Name, won the 2006 Poets’ Prize and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her poems have appeared in The Dark Horse, Poetry, The Nervous Breakdown, Able Muse, and The Swallow Anthology of New American Poets, and have been featured in The Writer’s Almanac, Poetry Daily and American Life in Poetry. Catherine is an associate editor of River Styx magazine and a staff member at the Center for Civic Reflection, where she directs a reading and discussion program for healthcare professionals. She lives in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Zoe Zolbrod’s first novel, Currency, received a 2010 Nobbie Award and was a Friends of American Writers prize finalist. Her short stories and nonfiction have appeared in the Chicago Reader, Knee-Jerk Offline, Fish Stories Collectives and Maxine, a zine she co-founded in the 1990s. She contributes to the literary websites The Nervous Breakdown and The Rumpus, and lives in Evanston with her husband and two children, where she works as a senior editor for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Get your holiday season off to a beautiful start with Sunday Salon Chicago, as we celebrate The Beautiful Anthology from OV Books. Contributors Gina Frangello, Catherine Tufariello and Zoe Zolbrod will read, along with Rachel DeWoskin (Big Girl Small, Foreign Babes in Beijing). 8 p.m., Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen. See you there.
Ramsin Canon is a founding member of Gapers Block, where he covers politics and policy. He was also a co-founder of MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine. He lives and works in Chicago.
A graduate of Columbia University’s School of the Arts, Jobie Hughes is the coauthor of the two No. 1 New York Times bestsellers I Am Number Four and The Power of Six, which have sold more than three million copies worldwide. His work has been translated into 27 languages and published in 49 countries. His new novel is At Dawn (Soft Skull Press). Raised in Spencer, Ohio, Hughes was a high school state champion in wrestling, attended Ohio University on an athletic scholarship and now lives in Michigan.
Thomas Mundt is the author of the short story collection You Have Until Noon to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe (Lady Lazarus Press, 2011). He is an associate editor of MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine.
Michael Zapata is an educator and writer living in Chicago. He is a founding editor of MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine, a 2008 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship recipient for prose and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Currently, he works as managing editor at ANTIBOOKCLUB.
Join us as we feature the small press ANTIBOOKCLUB, with writers Ramsin Canon, Thomas Mundt and Michael Zapata, and author Jobie Hughes (I Am Number Four), reading from his new literary novel, At Dawn. 8 p.m., Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen. See you there.