Robert Antoni and Lucy Corin reading from their new works and discussing literature:
As Flies To Whatless Boys, by Robert Antoni, Akashic Books
One Hundred Apocalypses, by Lucy Corin, McSweeney’s Books
Co-sponsored by Akashic Books and McSweeney’s
As Flies To Whatless Boys: Tragedy and humor meet in an adventure-packed, historical novel about a British incursion into the island of Trinidad in 1845.
One Hundred Apocalypses: Lucy Corin’s dazzling new collection is powered by one hundred apocalypses: a series of short stories, many only a few lines, that illumintae moments of vexation and crisis, revelations and revolutions. At once mournful and explosively energetic, One Hundred Apocalypses makes manifest the troubled conscience of an uneasy time.
Robert Antoni is the author of the landmark novel Divina Trace, for which he received a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and an NEA grant. His other books include Blessed Is the Fruit, My Grandmother’s Erotic Folktales, and Carnival. He was a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow (for his work on As Flies to Whatless Boys), and recently received the NALIS Lifetime Literary Award from the Trinidad & Tobago National Library. He now lives in Manhattan and teaches in the graduate writing program at the New School University. Visit: www.robertantoni.com/
Lucy Corin is a fiction writer whose work has appeared in journals including American Short Fiction, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, Conjunctions, and Tin House Magazine, and in anthologies such as Algonquin’s New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best (1997 and 2003), and The Iowa Anthology of Innovative Narrative. Her novel, Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls was published by FC2 in 2004. She was a Walter E. Dakin fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference in 2006, and Margaret Bridgman Fellow at Bread Loaf in 2008. McSweeney’s Books published her short story collection The Entire Predicament in 2007. She’s a 2012 recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rome Prize. Ms. Corin is an Associate Professor of English at U.C. Davis. Visit: http://lucycorin.com