NYC | January 20, 2008

If you think the caucuses are engrossing—the persona battle, the tireless campaigning, the confident and the conflicted voters—check out the next Sunday Salon! This sure-to-knock-your-socks-off lineup of writers include a veteran of Sunday Salon, a former criminal defense and constitutional lawyer, and an accomplished softball player. Turn out and support these luminous, literary talents!

Named by New York Press as The Best Writer You’ve Never Heard of But Should Go Read Right Now, Ellis Avery is a Sunday Salon veteran and the author of a first novel called The Teahouse Fire. Recently out in paperback from Riverhead Books, The Teahouse Fire won two awards last year and is being translated into six languages. Ellis lives in Manhattan and teaches creative writing at Columbia. (

Carol Novack is a former criminal defense/constitutional lawyer, an occasional instructor in lyrical fiction writing, and the publisher of Mad Hatters’ Review. She’s also a former grant recipient, and the author of a chapbook of poetry, a play, and several collaborative projects Carol’s been featured in many reading series in NYC and elsewhere. Recent writings in print may or will be found in journals including American Letters & Commentary, Fiction International, First Intensity, Gargoyle, Journal of Experimental Fiction, Knock, LIT, Notre Dame Review, and in the anthology, Online Writings The Best of the First Years. Links to online publications are accessible via Carol’s blog.

Nicole Fix lives, writes and plays softball in Brooklyn. In 2006, she was awarded a scholarship to attend the SLS Kenya Writers’ Conference. Her screenplay Toy Fair and short story Fish were finalists for The Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project Fellowship. As a producer with Page 73 Productions, she has presented the critically acclaimed show and Pulitzer finalist Elliot A Soldier’s Fugue. She is currently working on her first novel and will be traveling to Eastern Europe and Israel to complete research.

Ann Bogle’s short stories have appeared in The Quarterly, Fiction International, Gulf Coast, Washington Review, Black Ice, Big Bridge, Submodern Fiction, among other journals. Her prose poem chapbook, XAM: Paragraph Series was published by Xexoxial Editions in 2005.


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