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Idra Novey’s Book Launch for “Those Who Knew”


Thursday, November 8, 2018 A Public Space, 323 Dean Street, #1 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Idra Novey's book launch for Those Who Knew, happening at A Public Space in partnership with Community Bookstore and featuring Monique Truong, Michael Seidlinger, and Alex Mar (free and open to all). For details, click here.

Idra Novey

is the author of the novels Those Who Knew, an Indie Next Pick, and Ways to Disappear, winner of the Sami Rohr Prize, the Brooklyn Eagles Prize, and a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. Her fiction and poetry have been translated into ten languages and she’s written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Paris Review. Her translations include four works from Spanish and Portuguese, most recently Clarice Lispector’s novel The Pas­sion Accord­ing to G.H. She teaches fiction at Princeton University.

Cathy Park Hong's

latest poetry collection, Engine Empire, was published in 2012 by W.W. Norton.  Her other collections include Dance Dance Revolution, chosen by Adrienne Rich for the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Translating Mo'um.  Hong is the recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She is the poetry editor of the New Republic and a professor at Rutgers-Newark University. Her book of creative nonfiction, Stand Up, will be published by One World/Random House in Spring 2020.

Monique Truong

is the Vietnamese American author of the bestselling, award-winning novels, The Book of Salt and Bitter in the Mouth. A Guggenheim Fellow, U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellow in Tokyo, and Princeton University’s Hodder Fellow, Truong was most recently the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College in the Fall of 2016. Her third novel, The Sweetest Fruits, will be published by Viking Books.

Michael J Seidlinger

is a Filipino American author of a number of books including Dreams of Being, My Pet Serial Killer, and The Fun We’ve Had. He serves as Library and Academic Marketing Manager at Melville House, Editor-at-Large for Electric Literature, and is a member of The Accomplices. 

Alex Mar's

first book, Witches of America was a New York Times Notable Book of 2015 in non-fiction. She was nominated for a 2018 National Magazine Award for Feature Writing, and her essays were included in both Longreads’ and BuzzFeed’s “Best of 2016” year-end lists. Formerly an editor at Rolling Stone, she has been a guest correspondent for CBS, ABC, National Public Radio, and the BBC, as well as a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. She is also the director of the feature-length documentary American Mystic, now streaming on Amazon. She is currently at work on her second non-fiction book, for Penguin Press.

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