Our next reading is January 10th at 7 p.m. at KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street.
We hope you’ll come down to KGB and join us then!
Gina Apostol, The Gun Dealer’s Daughter (Norton), winner of the Pen/Open Book Award.
Gina Apostol’s last novel, Gun Dealers’ Daughter, won the 2013 PEN/Open Book Award and was shortlisted for the 2014 William Saroyan International Prize. Her first two novels, Bibliolepsy and The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata, both won the Juan Laya Prize for the Novel (Philippine National Book Award). She is working on William McKinley’s World, a novel set in Balangiga and Tacloban in 1901, during the Philippine-American War. She was writer-in-residence at Phillips Exeter Academy and a fellow at Civitella Ranieri in Umbria, Italy, among other fellowships. She lives in New York City and western Massachusetts and grew up in Tacloban, the Philippines. She teaches at the Fieldston School in New York City.
Paula Bomer, Inside Madeleine (Soho Press).
Paula Bomer is the author of the collection, Inside Madeleine (Soho Press, May 2014), the novel Nine Months (Soho Press, August 2012), which received exuberant reviews inThe Atlantic, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, The Minneapolis Star Tribune and elsewhere. Her collection, Baby and Other Stories (Word Riot Press, December 2010), received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, calling it a “lacerating take on marriage and motherhood…not one to share with the Mommy and Me group”, Kirkus Review deemed it “a worthy, if challenging, entry into the genre of transgressional fiction”, and O Magazine referred to it as a “brilliant, brutally raw debut.” Links to various work, interviews and more can be found here. She also is the publisher of Sententia Books and edits Sententia: The Literary Journal.
Juliann Garey, Too Bright to Hear, Too Loud to See (Soho Press).
Juliann Garey is a journalist and screenwriter whose work has appeared in Marie Claire, More, New York Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times. She is the editor of Voices of Bipolar Disorder: The Healing Companion, and has received fellowships in fiction writing at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and The Vermont Studio Center. A graduate of Yale University and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Garey lives in New York City. Too Bright To Hear Too Loud to See is her first novel.
Bronwen Hruska, Accelerated (Pegasus Books).
Before becoming publisher of Soho Press, Bronwen Hruska worked as a journalist and screenwriter for twenty years. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, More Magazine, Entertainment Weekly,Cosmopolitan, the Village Voice, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. She’s sold an original screenplay and original television pilots, even though, alas, none of them were ever produced. She lives in Manhattan with her two sons, and is completely thrilled that Accelerated, her first novel, will see the light of day.