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Jason Mott on Hell of a Book with Mateo Askaripour

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Tuesday, 12:30 pm EDT July 20, 2021

Online via Zoom

Jason Mott promises a Hell of a Book in his latest work of fiction. Hell of a Book is the story of a bestselling Black author who tours the nation promoting his latest book amidst a fatal police shooting run over and over on news stations across the country. As Mott’s story unfolds, the various characters converge in a conclusion that reveals the costs of racism and police violence on Black Americans and America as a whole. To discuss his new work, Mott will join Mateo Askaripour, whose debut novel Black Buck was published in January 2021.


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    Jason Mott

    Jason Mott

    Jason Mott has published three previous novels. His first novel, The Returned, was a New York Times bestseller and was turned into a TV series that ran for two seasons. He has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His poetry and fiction have appeared in various literary journals.

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    Mateo Askaripour

    Mateo Askaripour

    Mateo Askaripour’s work aims to empower people of color to seize opportunities for advancement, no matter the obstacle. He was chosen as one of Entertainment Weekly’s “10 rising stars to make waves in 2021,” a 2018 Rhode Island Writers Colony writer-in-residence, and his writing has appeared in Entrepreneur, Lit Hub, Catapult, The Rumpus, Medium, and elsewhere. His debut novel Black Buck was an instant New York Times bestseller and a Read With Jenna Today Show book club pick. He lives in Brooklyn. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @AskMateo.