Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Roxana Robinson Reading Tonight!

Here’s where I’ll be tonight (thank goodness the heat has let up so I can venture outside!)...maybe I'll see you there:

A Reading with
Roxanna Robinson
7 p.m.
Politics & Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008

She will be reading from her new novel, COST: a portrait of a family ravaged by drug addiction. Thinking she would spend the summer tending her mother, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, and mending her relationship with her repressive father, Julia instead confronts her son’s heroin use. COST is a Spring 2008 "Good Reads" Pick of the National Book Critics Circle.

Roxana Robinson is the author of three earlier novels and three short-story collections, as well as a biography of Georgia O'Keeffe. Four of these were named Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's Magazine, The New York Times, Best American Short Stories and Vogue, among others. She has received Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony. She teaches at the New School in New York.

More info on this reading here.

More info on Roxana Robinson here.


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