Roxane Gay and Brian Evenson
Monday May 21, 2012
Writers Roxane Gay (Ayiti) and Brian Evenson (Windeye) read from their books and discussed the influence of family, pop culture, and other authors on their writing.
Roxane Gay's writing appears or is forthcoming in New Stories From the Midwest 2011, Best Sex Writing 2012, NOON, American Short Fiction, Indiana Review, Cream City Review, Black Warrior Review, Brevity, The Rumpus, and many others. She is the co-editor of PANK, and an HTMLGIANT. She is also the author of Ayiti, a collection of writing about the Haitian diaspora experience. Find out more about her here.
Read I Am a Knife by Roxane Gay published in The Literarian.
Brian Evenson is the author of ten books of fiction, most recently the limited edition novella Baby Leg, published by New York Tyrant Press in 2009. In 2009 he also published the novel Last Days (which won the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel of 2009) and the story collection Fugue State, both of which were on Time Out New York's top books of 2009. His novel The Open Curtain (Coffee House Press) was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an IHG Award. His work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Slovenian. He lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where he directs Brown University's Literary Arts Program. Other books include The Wavering Knife (which won the IHG Award for best story collection), Dark Property, and Altmann's Tongue. He has translated work by Christian Gailly, Jean Frémon, Claro, Jacques Jouet, Eric Chevillard, Antoine Volodine, and others. He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship. You can find out more about Evenson on his website.
Read Three Indignities by Brian Evenson published in The Literarian.