An Evening With Barry Gifford: A screening of two episodes of HOTEL ROOM written by Gifford and directed by David Lynch and a discussion of Gifford’s new collection THE ROY STORIES

October 17, 2013 6:30pm

Thursday, October 17th
Reception and reading from THE ROY STORIES, 6:30pm-7:30pmRoyStories
Book Thug Nation
100 North 3rd Street, (between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue)
Brooklyn, New York, 11249
wine and light refreshments will be served
Screening of HOTEL ROOM episodes followed by Q&A, 8pm-9:30pm
124 South 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Gifford will sign copies of The Roy Stories following the show. 

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Co-sponsored by Vice Magazine, Book Thug Nation, Spectacle, and Seven Stories Press.

Join renowned author Barry Gifford for a very special evening of literary discussion paired with an exclusive screening of two rarely seen episodes from David Lynch’s HBO series HOTEL ROOM, both written by Gifford. In ‘TRICKS,’ the uneasy meeting of two men and a hooker at the Railroad Hotel has deadly repercussions. In ‘BLACKOUT,’ a power failure is the catalyst for strange revelations between a husband and his ailing wife in a New York hotel. Following the screening Gifford will discuss his career as a poet, novelist, and screenwriter as well as his long-running collaboration with David Lynch (WILD AT HEART, LOST HIGHWAY).

Spanning time and space—the Southern and Midwestern United States from the 1940s through the early 1960s—The Roy Stories chronicle the personal history of Gifford from Chicago to the deep south, reminiscent of Hemingway’s Nick Adams stories. Emotional, exploratory, and brimming with photographic realism.

Barry Gifford, called “a master of the short story” by the New York Times Book Review, is the author of more than forty published works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages. Gifford’s most recent prose works include Sailor & Lula: The Complete NovelsSad Stories of the Death of Kings, and Memories from a Sinking Ship. His first full-length novel, Landscape with Traveler, will be back in print for the first time in fifteen years this October from Seven Stories Press.

If you would like to arrange an interview with Barry Gifford, please contact

Anne Rumberger at or (212)-226-8760.

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