November 21, 2013 7:00pmThursday, November 21st at 7:00pm The Center for Fiction 17 E. 47th St., New York, NY 10017
Beverly Gologorsky, author of Stop Here, will be joined in conversation with Victoria Redel, author of Make Me Do Things, at The Center for Fiction on Thursday, November 21st at 7:00pm to read and discuss their latest works of fiction.
Stop Here tells the stories of the hard-working employees of a roadside diner in Long Island who struggle to make ends meet, deal with the aftermath of the first Iraq war and the family destruction of the second Iraq war, and find meaning in the crumbling façades that mask their lives’ disorder. Told with honest and vivid language, this novel in stories captures the everyday struggles, tragedies, and triumphs of the working class family of Long Island.
Beverly Gologorsky is the author of the acclaimed novel The Things We Do to Make it Home, named a Notable Book by the New York Times, Best Fiction by Los Angeles Times, and a finalist for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great Writers Award. Her work has appeared in anthologies and magazines, including the New York Times, Newsweek, The Nation, and the LA Times. Former editor of two political journals, Viet-Report and Leviathan, noted for her historical contribution to Feminists Who Changed America, Gologorsky has contributed essays to Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from all Sides and The Friend Who Got Away: Twenty Women’s True-Life Tales of Friendships that Blew Up, Burned Out or Faded Away, among others.
Victoria Redel is the author of three books of poetry and four books of fiction. Woman Without Umbrella, her recent collection of poetry was published in 2012 and a new collection of stories, Make Me Do Things, is forthcoming in fall 2013. Her novel The Border of Truth (Counterpoint 2007) weaves the situation of refugees and a daughter’s awakening to the history and secrets of her father’s survival and loss. Loverboy (2001, Graywolf /2002, Harcourt), was awarded the 2001 S. Mariella Gable Novel Award and the 2002 Forward Silver Fiction Prize and was chosen in 2001 as a Los Angeles Times Best Book. Loverboy was adapted for a feature film directed by Kevin Bacon. Swoon (2003, University of Chicago Press), was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award.
Beverly Gologorsky and Victoria Redel will be available for Q & A and book signings after the event. For more information, visit the Center for Fiction event page.