Josh Barkan (U.S./Mexico)Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)
Join us for a reading with Josh Barkan, who will read from his highly praised new short story collection, Mexico.
“Masterful stories that peel away at the thin border between everyday life and profane violence in modern-day Mexico.” — Kirkus (starred review)
“Barkan turns in a near-perfect collection that’s addictive, delicious, and confounding in its knife-edge ride through the hard lives of its characters.” — Library Journal (starred review)
Josh Barkan has won the Lightship International Short Story Prize and has been a finalist for the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, the Paterson Fiction Prize, and the Juniper Prize for Fiction. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and his writing has appeared in Esquire. He earned his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has taught writing at Harvard, Boston University, and New York University. With his wife, a painter from Mexico, he divides his time between Mexico City and Roanoke, Virginia. His latest book, Mexico, was named one of the five Best Books of literature of 2017 by Library Journal.