Michelle Herman reads from her book Stories We Tell Ourselves. Francesca Segal reads from her novel: The Innocents Michelle Herman is the author of the novels Dog and Missing, the novella collection A New and Glorious Life, and The Middle of Everything: Memoirs of Motherhood, which was a finalist …
Michelle Herman reads from her book Stories We Tell Ourselves. Francesca Segal reads from her novel: The Innocents
Michelle Herman is the author of the novels Dog and Missing, the novella collection A New and Glorious Life, and The Middle of Everything: Memoirs of Motherhood, which was a finalist in the autobiography/memoir category for the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award in 2006. Other awards and honors include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and the Michener-Copernicus Society, as well as major teaching awards from Ohio State University, where she has taught fiction and creative nonfiction writing for many years and directs the MFA program in creative writing. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She reads from her collection “Stories We Tell Ourselves”
“This persistently amusing and endearingly eccentric book demonstrates the elasticity and élan of the personal essay in the hands of a consummate practitioner, as well as the plentiful resources of its author’s consciousness.”—Phillip Lopate
Francesca Segal is the author of The Innocents, winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction and 2012 The Costa First Novel Award. Born in London, she was brought up between the UK and America, and studied at Oxford University before becoming a writer and journalist. Her work has appeared in Granta, the Guardian, the Financial Times, and Vogue UK and US, amongst many others. She has been a features writer at Tatler, and for three years wrote the Debut Fiction column in the Observer.
‘The Innocents is an exuberant, sensitive, witty novel, elegantly-written, partly a study of universal dramas of love, marriage and fear, partly a very modern, sassy London story, partly a Jewish novel. I found it irresistible.’ -Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Jerusalem: the Biography
Join Red Hen Press at KGB Bar for our New York Reading Series featuring authors Cornelius Eady, Douglas Manuel, and William Trowbridge, moderated by t’ai freedom ford. Learn more about our featured authors below. Click attending on our Facebook event! Cornelius Eady was born in Rochester, New …
Join Red Hen Press at KGB Bar for our New York Reading Series featuring authors Cornelius Eady, Douglas Manuel, and William Trowbridge, moderated by t’ai freedom ford.
Learn more about our featured authors below.
Click attending on our Facebook event!
Cornelius Eady was born in Rochester, New York, in 1954. He is the author of seven books of poetry: Kartunes (Warthog Press, 1980), Victims of the Latest Dance Craze (Ommation Press, 1986), winner of the 1985 Lamont prize from the Academy of American Poets, The Gathering of My Name (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1991), nominated for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, You Don’t Miss Your Water (Henry Hold and Co., 1995), The Autobiography of a Jukebox (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1997), Brutal Imagination (Putnam, 2001), nominated for the National Book Award, and Hardheaded Weather: New and Selected Poems (Putnam, 2008). With poet Toi Derricote, he is co-founder of Cave Canem, a summer workshop/retreat for African American poets. In January 2002, a production of Brutal Imagination (with a score by Diedre Murray) opened at the Vineyard Theatre and won the 2002 Oppenheimer award for the best first play by an American Playwright. At present he is Associate Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame.
Douglas Manuel was born in Anderson, Indiana. He received a BA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University and a MFA from Butler University where he was the Managing Editor of Booth: A Journal. He is currently a Middleton and Dornsife Fellow at the University of Southern California, where he is pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. His first full length collection of poems, Testify (forthcoming from Red Hen Press, 2017), follows the maturation of a black man during the crack-laden 1980s.
William Trowbridge, former Poet Laureate of Missouri (2012-2016), holds a BA in Philosophy and an MA in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a PhD in English from Vanderbilt University. His poetry publications include six full poetry collections: Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems; Ship of Fool (Red Hen Press, 2014, 2011); The Complete Book of Kong (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2003); Flickers, O Paradise, and Enter Dark Stranger (University of Arkansas Press, 2000, 1995, 1989); and four chapbooks, Oldguy: Superhero (Red Hen Press, 2016), The Packing House Cantata (Camber Press, 2006), The Four Seasons (Red Dragonfly Press, 2001), and The Book of Kong (Iowa State University Press, l986). Now living in the Kansas City area, he teaches in the University of Nebraska Low-Residency MFA in Writing Program. His seventh collection of poetry, Vanishing Point, will be released by Red Hen Press in the spring of 2017.
t’ai freedom ford is a New York City high school English teacher, Cave Canem Fellow, and Pushcart Prize nominee. She received her MFA in Fiction from Brooklyn College. In 2014, she was the winner of The Feminist Wire’s inaugural poetry contest judged by Evie Shocklee and is a 2015 Center for Fiction Fellow. She won the 2015 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize from A Room of Her Own Foundation (AROHO). Her fiction has appeared in Black Ivy, The Brooklyn Review, Bronx Biannual, and Kweli, and her poetry has appeared in Drunken Boat, Sinister Wisdom, No, Dear, The African American Review, and more. Her first poetry collection, how to get over, will be released by Red Hen Press in the spring of 2017.
Behind the Book offers an abundace of riches for our next reading on March 9, when literary titans and new stars come together to share their tales: André Aciman, Nicole Krauss, Eric Puchner, and Tom McAllister. André Aciman is the acclaimed author of the new novel, Enigma Variations. His prior …
Behind the Book offers an abundace of riches for our next reading on March 9, when literary titans and new stars come together to share their tales: André Aciman, Nicole Krauss, Eric Puchner, and Tom McAllister.
André Aciman is the acclaimed author of the new novel, Enigma Variations. His prior books include Eight White Nights, Call Me by Your Name, Out of Egypt, False Papers, Alibis, and Harvard Square, and the editor of The Proust Project. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a fellowship from The New York Public Library's Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.
Nicole Krauss has been hailed by The New York Times as "one of America's most important novelists." She is the author of the international bestsellers, Great House, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Orange Prize and winner of the 2011 ABA Indies Choice Honor Award in Fiction and the 2011 Anisfield-Wolf Award, and The History of Love, which won the Saroyan Prize for International Literature and France's Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, and was short-listed for the Orange, Médicis, and Femina prizes. Her first novel, Man Walks Into a Room, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year. In 2007, she was selected as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists, and in 2010 she was chosen by The New Yorker for their "Twenty Under Forty" list.
Eric Puchner is the author of the collection Music Through the Floor, a finalist for the California Book Award and the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award, and of the novel Model Home, which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, and won a California Book Award. His short stories and personal essays have appeared in GQ, Granta, Tin House, Zoetrope, Narrative, Glimmer Train, Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses. He has received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was a Pushcart Prize winner.
A Philadelphia native, Tom McAllister lives in New Jersey, teaches at Temple, and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, an editor at Barrelhouse, and the author of a memoir, Bury Me in My Jersey: A Memoir of My Father, Football, and Philly. The Young Widower's Handbook is his first novel.