InDigest 1207 Reading Series @ LPR tonight
The monthly InDigest 1207 Reading Series takes place tonight at Le Poisson Rouge. The event was started to further the mission of InDigest: to create a dialogue about the arts, through the arts. Many of InDigest’s writers, and the founders Dustin and David, either live in or hail from Minnesota.
Tonight they have writers Neil Smith, Franz Nicolay and Marlon James.
Neil Smith is the author of Bang Crunch (Vintage 2007), which was chosen as a book of the year by The Washington Post and The Globe and Mail (Toronto) and nominated for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. It also won the best first book award presented by the Quebec Writers’ Federation. Neil lives in Montreal where he’s working on a novel titled Heaven Is a Place Where Nothing Ever Happens. More info at his website, Bang Crunch.
Franz Nicolay is that mustachioed man-about-town and musician you may have seen with such groups as The Hold Steady (love that MN connection!) and World/Inferno Friendship Society. He is the founder of new-music collective Anti-Social Music, and is working on a book for Vol. 1 Press.
Marlon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1970. His first novel, John Crow’s Devil (Akashic Books, 2005) was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Prize and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. His second novel, The Book of Night Women was released on Feb. 19, 2009. A professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, James is also an essayist and blogger at Marlon James Among Other Things where he writes about everything but literature.
The event is free, and doors are at 6pm, reading begins at 7pm. Hope to see you there!