NYC | September 16, 2012: A Sizzling Season

Ah, summer. We’re not ready to say goodbye…so we won’t! Sunday Salon returns for a new season with a sizzling summer vibe and welcomes to the stage four sensational writers. You won’t want to miss this. At Jimmys 43. 7pm.

Jessica Hagedorn is the author of Toxicology, Dream Jungle, The Gangster Of Love, and Dogeaters, which won the American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction. She is also the author of Danger And Beauty, a collection of poetry and prose, and the editor of Charlie Chan Is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction. Her plays include Most Wanted, The Heaven Trilogy, and the stage adaptation of Dogeaters. Hagedorn is presently editing Manila Noir for Akashic’s acclaimed Noir series. She teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program at LIU Brooklyn.

Lara Stapleton is the author of The Lowest Blue Flame Before Nothing (Aunt Lute Press), an Independent Book Sellers’ Selection and an Pen Open Book Committee Selection. She is the co-editor of Juncture (Soft Skull) and Thirdest World (Factory School). An author of poetry, fiction and screenplays, she was born and raised in East Lansing, Michigan, but claims three homes: the Rust Belt, the Philippines (where her mother is from, and where she went to sixth grade) and her beloved current city, New York.

Justin Torres was raised in upstate New York, where his novel, We the Animals, is set. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Granta, Tin House, and Glimmer Train. He was awarded the Truman Capote Fellowship to attend the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a United States Artist Rolón Fellowship in Literature, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford, and is currently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.

Robin Hemley is the author of ten books of nonfiction and fiction and the winner of many awards including a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship, The Nelson Algren Award for Fiction from The Chicago Tribune, The Story Magazine Humor Prize, an Independent Press Book Award, as well as three Pushcart Prizes in both fiction and nonfiction, and many others. His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been published in the U.S., Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Australia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and elsewhere and he frequently teaches creative writing workshops around the world. He has been widely anthologized and has published his work in such places as The New York Times, The Believer, The Huffington Post, Orion, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, New York Magazine, and many of the finest literary magazines in the U.S. The BBC is currently developing a feature film based on his book INVENTED EDEN that tells the story of a purported anthropological hoax in the Philippines. His third collection of short stories, REPLY ALL, was recently published by Indiana University Press (Break Away Books) and The University of Georgia Press recently published his book A FIELD GUIDE FOR IMMERSION WRITING: MEMOIR, JOURNALISM, AND TRAVEL. He is a Senior Editor of The Iowa Review as well as the editor of a popular online journal, Defunct ( that features short essays on everything that’s had its day. He directs the Nonfiction Writing Program at The University of Iowa and is the founder and organizer of NonfictioNow a biennial conference that will convene in November 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.


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