Location: Cullen Theater, Wortham Center Street: 501 Texas Avenue City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77002 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Spokane is Reading Presents: Karen Russell
Auntie's Bookstore, Thursday, October 16 at 1pm
Calling all of Spokane! Join us for Spokane is Reading at either 1pm in the Spokane Valley or 7pm at the Bing Crosby Theater for a free reading by Karen Russell. She will be discussing her book Swamplandia. Visit www.spokaneisreading.org for more information.
Writing in The New York Times, novelist Emma Donoghue praised Swamplandia!, stating: "Vividly worded, exuberant in characterization, the novel is a wild ride: Russell has style in spades." Donoghue continued: "If Russell’s style is a North American take on magical realism, then her commitment to life’s nitty-gritties anchors the magic; we are more inclined to suspend disbelief at the moments that verge on the paranormal because she has turned “Swamplandia!” into a credible world." The Times named Swamplandia! one of the ten best books of 2011. The book was also named to the longlist for the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction, an annual book award in the United Kingdom for female writers. It was one of three finalists for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, though no prize was ultimately awarded. It was one of three nominees for the inaugural Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction (2012) presented by the American Library Association for the best adult fiction. Novelist Stephen King praised the novel as being: "Brilliant, funny, original . . . It’s every bit as good as her short stories promised it would be. This book will not leave my mind." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swamplandia!) Attachment Size Inlander_ad_1.pdf 706.21 KB
Location: City: Spokane, Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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