PEN at the Fiction Addiction Reading Series: Jan. 29, 8PM
Join PEN America for an evening of readings by PEN Members old and new, with Catherine Chung, J. Robert Lennon, Tea Obreht, and Christopher Sorrentino at The Fiction Addiction Reading Series. Their readings will be projected onto a 50-foot wall across the street from the bar on 2nd St. and Avenue A. This series has been recommended by The New Yorker, Time Out New York, New York Magazine, The L Magazine, and Poets & Writers, so come see what all the hype is about and hear about what PEN has been up to lately. With drinks specials.
25 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
Catherine Chung was born in Evanston, IL and grew up in New York, New Jersey, and Michigan. She studied math at the University of Chicago and worked at a think tank in Santa Monica before going to Cornell for her MFA. She is the author of the novel Forgotten Country, a Granta new voice, and a fiction editor at Guernica Magazine. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Rumpus, and Epoch Magazine, among others. She currently lives in New York City.
J. Robert Lennon is the author of a story collection, Pieces For The Left Hand, and seven novels, including Mailman, Castle, and Familiar. He teaches writing at Cornell University.
Téa Obreht was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia and spent her childhood in Cyprus and Egypt before eventually immigrating to the United States in 1997. Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Zoetrope: All-Story, The New York Times, and The Guardian, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Non-Required Reading. Her first novel, The Tiger’s Wife, was published by Random House in 2011. She has been named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty and included in the National Book Foundation’s list of 5 Under 35. Téa Obreht lives in Ithaca, New York.
Christopher Sorrentino is the author of five books, including Trance, a National Book Award Finalist for fiction, and the recently published Death Wish. His work has been widely anthologized, and has appeared in A Public Space, The Baffler, BOMB, BookForum, Conjunctions, Esquire, Fence, Granta, Harper’s, The Los Angeles Times, McSweeney’s, The New York Times, Open City, Playboy, Tin House, and many other publications. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and he was Writer-in-Residence at Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2011. He has taught at Columbia University, the New School, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y, where he is a core faculty member.