Hosted by John Madera.
The event is FREE and open to the public.
About the Authors:
Matthew Binder is a former wastrel of the highest order. A cold list of his past behaviors would qualify him as a bastard in anybody’s book. His work has drawn comparisons to Bret Easton Ellis, Norman Mailer, and James Salter. High in the Streets (Roundfire Books) is his first novel.
Tracy O’Neill is the author of The Hopeful, for which she was named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree and long-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan Prize. She was a Narrative Under 30 finalist and in 2012, she was awarded the Center for Fiction’s Emerging Writers Fellowship. Her fiction has appeared in Granta, LitHub, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Literarian and Guernica. She has published nonfiction in The Atlantic, the New Yorker, Bookforum, Rolling Stone, Grantland, Vice, the Guardian, VQR, and in the San Francisco Chronicle. She currently teaches at the City College of New York and is pursuing a PhD at Columbia University.
Joseph Salvatore has published fiction and criticism in The Brooklyn Rail, Dossier Journal, H.O.W. Journal, LIT, New York Tyrant, Open City, Post Road, Salt Hill, Sleeping Fish, Willow Springs, 110 Stories (NYU Press, 2001), and Routeledge’s Encyclopedia of Queer Culture (2003). He is a frequent fiction reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and an assistant professor at The New School, where he founded their literary journal, LIT, and where he was awarded the University’s Award for Teaching Excellence. He is the Book Review editor for fiction and poetry at The Brooklyn Rail. His debut collection of short stories, To Assume a Pleasing Shape, from BOA Editions, was published 2011. He lives in New York City.
About the Host:
John Madera is a freelance book publicist, and runs Rhizomatic: Publicity for Small Presses with Big Ideas.
A writer of fiction and nonfiction, John Madera’s fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals.
His criticism may be found in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, 3:AM Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, The Collagist, DIAGRAM, The Quarterly Conversation, and many other venues.