May 17, 2018, 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm at BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
Join Rita Bullwinkel & Deb Olin Unferth at BookPeople on May 17th, 7 pm to celebrate the release of BELLY UP.
Reading, conversation, with a book-signing to follow.
Free & open to the public.
In Rita Bullwinkel's debut collection, BELLY UP (out from A Strange Object on May 8th), we find ghosts, mediums, a lover obsessed with the sound of harps tuning, teenage girls who believe they are actually plants, gulag prisoners who outsmart a terrible warden, and carnivorous churches. Throughout these grotesque and tender stories, characters question the bodies they've been given and what their bodies require to be sustained.
Rita Bullwinkel's writing has been published or is forthcoming in Tin House, Conjunctions, BOMB, Vice, NOON, and Guernica. She is a recipient of grants and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Brown University, Vanderbilt University, Hawthornden Castle, and The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. Both her fiction and her translation have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She is an Editor at Large for McSweeney's. She lives in San Francisco. Find her online at: http://ritabullwinkel.com/
Deb Olin Unferth is the author of two short story collections Minor Robberies and Wait Tilll You See Me Dance, the novel Vacation, and the memoir, Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War, which was a finalist for a 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work has appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, NOON, the Paris Review, and Tin House. She lives in Austin, Texas. Find her most recent book via Graywolf: https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/wait-till-you-see-me-dance
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