I've been a fan of Benjamin Percy's since I read his stunning story "Refresh, Refresh" in the Best American Short Stories, so I'm hoping that I can find a way to attend this enticing reading hosted by PEN/Faulkner:
Dagoberto Gilb & Benjamin Percy
February 6, 2012
Folger Elizabethan Theatre
Tickets: $15 (buy)
Dagoberto Gilb is the author of Before the End, After the Beginning, published in November by Grove Press. His previous books include The Flowers, Woodcuts of Women, Gritos, The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuña, and The Magic of Blood. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in a range of magazines, most recently The New Yorker, Harper’s, and Callaloo. A finalist for both the PEN/Faulkner and National Book Critics Circle Award, Gilb has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the PEN/Hemingway Award. Gilb makes his home in Austin, and he is the executive director of the new CentroVictoria, a center for Mexican American Literature and Culture at the University of Houston-Victoria.
Read an excerpt of Gilb’s The Flowers from the author’s website.
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Benjamin Percy is the author of two novels, Red Moon (forthcoming), and The Wilding, and two books of short stories, Refresh, Refresh and The Language of Elk. His fiction and nonfiction have been read on National Public Radio, performed at Symphony Space, and published by Esquire, GQ, Men’s Journal, Outside, The Paris Review, The Best American Short Stories, Glimmer Train, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.
Purchase books by Benjamin Percy.