Barnes & Noble Writers on Writing Series: Barry Gifford in Conversation with Beverly Gologorsky to celebrate the release of Gifford’s The Roy Stories

October 16, 2013 7:00pm

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Barnes & Noble Upper East Side
Lexington & 86th St
New York, NY 10028

Join two acclaimed Seven Stories authors in conversation at Barnes & Noble Upper East Side on Wednesday, October 16th at 7pm. Barry Gifford and Beverly Gologorsky will be discussing their careers, the joys and challenges of writing character-driven fiction, and their new books.

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 Barry 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.

Beverly Gologorsky is the author of Stop Here, being released on November 19th and praised in a starred Publishers Weekly review as having “luminous prose and remarkable insight into human nature.” Her first novel, The Things We Do to Make it Home, was named a Notable Book by the New York Times, Best Fiction by the Los Angeles Times, and a finalist for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great Writers Award.

If you would like to arrange an interview with Barry Gifford or
Beverly Gologorsky, please contact Anne Rumberger at or (212)-226-8760. 

“Like Hemingway, Saroyan, Kerouac, and Salinger…Gifford has a style. He is a great comic realist who…has seized the still-live vein of that American realism which began with Mark Twain.”—Andrei Codrescu, National Public Radio

“Gifford cuts right through the heart of what makes a good novel readable and entertaining. . . . The way Barry Gifford does it, it’s high art.”—Elmore Leonard

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