Friday, October 14, 2011

Contributor Round-Up

Next week is a busy week for The Carr Reading Series and by busy, I mean awesome! On Monday, October 17, John Warner (vol. 6, no. 2) will be reading from his novel, Funny Man. Then on Wednesday, October 19, two U of I MFA alums, Andrew Ervin and Andy Frazee, will be giving a joint reading. The events will be in the Author's Corner of Illini Union Bookstore at 4:30pm. Both are free and open to the public.

Best American Essays 2011 is out now and we are thrilled that T.A. Noonan's "The Trouble with Correspondence" (vol. 7, no. 1), Peter Orner's "Horace and Josephine" (vol. 7, no. 2), and " Margot Singer's "A Natural History of Small-Town Ohio" (vol. 7, no. 2) were all listed as notable essays of 2010! Congratulations to all three of them. The notice is very well deserved.

Rachel Richardson (vol. 3, no. 2) has new book of poetry, Copperhead, which is out now.

Also out now is Blake Butler's (vol. 5, no. 1) new memoir, Nothing: A Portrait of Insomnia.

Bookworm did an interview with Kevin Wilson (vol. 8, no. 1) about his new novel, The Family Fang. You can listen to it here.

Jensen Beach (vol. 8, no. 1) read at the most recent Stories & Beer and if you weren't able to make it, you can watch a video of his reading here.

Also don't forget that our October subscription special is still going on. You can get a two-year subscription for the price of one! To get in on the deal, pick the one-year subscription in the webstore and enter OCT241 in the special instructions box.

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