The White Swallow Reading Series featuring David McConnell, Susanna Moore, and Edmund White

Wednesday, April 4 – 6:00pm

Cornelia Street Café (downstairs)
29 Cornelia St., New York, NY 10014

Edmund White has written over twenty books. He is perhaps best known for his biography of French writer Jean Genet, for which he won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of a trilogy of autobiographical novels: A Boy’s Own Story, The Beautiful Room is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony. His most recent novel is Jack Holmes and His Friend. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he teaches writing at Princeton and lives in New York City.

Susanna Moore’s earliest three novels make up a Hawaiian trilogy — the first book, My Old Sweetheart, published in 1983, won the PEN Hemingway Citation and the Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She has written a memoir of her childhood in Hawaii; a commonplace book about the sea; a novel, In the Cut, about a murder in New York; and a novel set in 19th-century India. Her last novel, The Big Girls, takes place in a women’s prison and is currently being adapted into a film for HBO. Ms. Moore was awarded a prize for Literary Achievement by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999. She has been teaching Creative Writing since 1988.

David McConnell is the author of the acclaimed novel, The Silver Hearted, 2010. Edmund White called it “a perfect work of art.” Patrick McGrath hailed him as “the most intriguing, original and exotic writer I’ve come across in years.” His short fiction and journalism have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, including The Literary Review (UK), Granta and Prospect Magazine (UK). His novel The Firebrat came out in 2003. His newest book (Akashic, March, 2013) will be ground-breaking non-fiction, a reappraisal and narratives of hate crimes to be called American Honor Killings, ecstasies of violence and crazed sexual dignity among young men. He’s also co-chair of the Lambda Literary Foundation. He lives in New York City.

Hosted by Angelo Nikolopoulos
$7 cover includes a house drink

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