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Author of The Brief History of the Dead

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May
22
Kevin Brockmeier signs A FEW SECONDS OF RADIANT FILMSTRIP
Square Books, Thursday, May 22 at 5pm
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The acclaimed novelist recalls the most difficult year of his life, with all its mistakes, triumphs, sadnesses, and joys: a tale about how hard it is to grow up and how the experiences of childhood shape the adults we become. At twelve, Kevin is ready to become a different person—not the boy he has always been, who cries too easily and laughs too easily, living in an otherland of sparkling daydreams and imaginary catastrophes, but someone else altogether. A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip follows him over the course of a single school year as he sets out in search of himself: losing old friends and gaining new ones, happening into his first kiss, writing plays and stories, dressing as Dolly Parton for Halloween, booby-trapping his lunch to deter a thief. With the same deep feeling and oddly dreamlike precision that are the hallmarks of his fiction, Brockmeier now explores the dream of his own past, recovering the person he used to be, the friends he had, the hopes he nurtured, the doubts he hid, the secrets he kept, the books he read—everything that was once his life. He has written a singularly candid, daring, and open-hearted memoir that unfolds with the immediacy of a novel and richly recreates a particular time, place, and consciousness, one that every reader will recognize. About the Author

KEVIN BROCKMEIER is the author of five novels for adults and two children's novels. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, McSweeney's, The Oxford American, The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories and Granta's Best of Young American Novelists, among other publications. He has taught at the Iowa Writer's Workshop.

Location: Street: 160 Courthouse Sq City: Oxford, Province: Mississippi Postal Code: 38655-3914 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
13
Kevin Brockmeier
BookPeople, Tuesday, May 13 at 7pm
Kevin Brockmeier (The Brief History of the Dead, These Hands, The Truth About Celia, The View from the Seventh Layer, Things That Fall from the Sky, The Illumination, A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip)

In addition to his most recent work, A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip, Kevin Brockmeier is the author of the novels The Illumination, The Brief History of the Dead, and The Truth About Celia; the story collections Things That Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer; and the children’s novels City of Names and Grooves: A Kind of Mystery. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. He has published his stories in such venues as The New Yorker, The Georgia Review, McSweeney’s, Zoetrope, Tin House, The Oxford American, The Best American Short Stories, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and New Stories from the South. He has recieved the Borders Original Voices Award, three O. Henry Awards (one, a first prize), the PEN USA Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an NEA Grant. In 2007, he was named one of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists He teaches frequently at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and he lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was raised. (added from Random House)… (more)
May
17
Kevin Brockmeier
Wordworth Books & Co., Saturday, May 17 at 1pm
Kevin Brockmeier (The Brief History of the Dead, These Hands, The Truth About Celia, The View from the Seventh Layer, Things That Fall from the Sky, The Illumination, A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip)

In addition to his most recent work, A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip, Kevin Brockmeier is the author of the novels The Illumination, The Brief History of the Dead, and The Truth About Celia; the story collections Things That Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer; and the children’s novels City of Names and Grooves: A Kind of Mystery. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. He has published his stories in such venues as The New Yorker, The Georgia Review, McSweeney’s, Zoetrope, Tin House, The Oxford American, The Best American Short Stories, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and New Stories from the South. He has recieved the Borders Original Voices Award, three O. Henry Awards (one, a first prize), the PEN USA Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an NEA Grant. In 2007, he was named one of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists He teaches frequently at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and he lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was raised. (added from Random House)… (more)
May
12
Kevin Brockmeier
Book Smart Tulsa, Monday, May 12 at 7pm
Kevin Brockmeier (The Brief History of the Dead, These Hands, The Truth About Celia, The View from the Seventh Layer, Things That Fall from the Sky, The Illumination, A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip)

In addition to his most recent work, A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip, Kevin Brockmeier is the author of the novels The Illumination, The Brief History of the Dead, and The Truth About Celia; the story collections Things That Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer; and the children’s novels City of Names and Grooves: A Kind of Mystery. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. He has published his stories in such venues as The New Yorker, The Georgia Review, McSweeney’s, Zoetrope, Tin House, The Oxford American, The Best American Short Stories, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and New Stories from the South. He has recieved the Borders Original Voices Award, three O. Henry Awards (one, a first prize), the PEN USA Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an NEA Grant. In 2007, he was named one of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists He teaches frequently at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and he lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was raised. (added from Random House)… (more)

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Jan
20
Kevin Brockmeier
To The Best of Our Knowledge, Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 0am

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