Boston is hosting it’s first book festival free to the public. Yay! Festival participants include Ken Burns, Andre Dubus III, Jennifer Haigh, John Hodgeman, Kathleen Kent, Reif Larsen, Dennis Lehane, Kim McLarin, Tom Perrotta, Richard Russo, and many more.
More yay: they’re foolishly letting me take part.
And Now for Something Completely Different:
What do a small, bearded man selling meat out of a bus in suburban Virginia, a narcoleptic South Boston private investigator, and Kafka’s Gregor Samsa (channeling Charlie Brown), have in common? Join us to find out. The winner of McSweeney’s Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award, Jessica Anthony is the author of the acclaimed new novel, The Convalescent. R. Sikoryak is a comic book artist whose new series, Masterpiece Comics, delivers comic adaptations of literary classics such as Crime and Punishment rendered in Bob Kane–era Batman style. A two-time nominee for the Bram Stoker Award, Paul Tremblay as been published in numerous journals and magazines. His debut novel, The Little Sleep, has been described as a “Jonathan Lethem meets Raymond Chandler” neo-noir mystery. This quirky session is hosted by Jennifer Haigh, winner of the 2004 PEN/Hemingway Award for Fiction and author of the new novel The Condition.
Our event will take place at the Trinity Church (Copley) at 2:30pm.