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For other authors named Kevin Wilson, see the disambiguation page.
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FREAKS, CIRCUSES, AND MAGIC BOOK DISCUSSION
Abington Township Public Library, Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:15pm
Book Club. Every Third Thursday.
Secret Garden Books, Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 6:30pm
You’re cordially invited to attend our every third Thursday of the month Book Club.
This month's book is The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson.
Moderated by longtime bookseller Michelle and events gal Suzanne, our book club is multi-generational, friendly, casually well read, and one of the best groups to talk about a book with we've ever met!
As always, our club books will be discounted 10% every month. Additionally, if your book club buys 3 or more copies of one title, we’ll happily discount any and all other book club’s titles too!
Location: Street: Secret Garden Additional: 2214 NW Market St City: Seattle, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98107-4024 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Writers Read Reading Group: The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
Left Bank Books, Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 4pm
Join us for a reading group discussion of The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson!
Venue: Left Bank Books - Downtown
With this novel about an oddball family of performance artists, Wilson comes through in a big way, with a funny, poignant, laugh-and-cry-out-loud novel about the art of surviving a masterpiece of dysfunction.
Location: Street: Left Bank Books - Downtown Additional: 321 N. 10th City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Tattered Cover Book Store - Colfax Avenue (Denver), Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 7:30pm
Kevin Wilson promotes The Family Fang.
Colfax Avenue: Kevin Wilson, the Shirley Jackson Award-winning author of Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, will read from and sign the new paperback edition of his novel The Family Fang ($12.99 HarperCollins), a funny, poignant, laugh-and-cry-out-loud story about the art of surviving a masterpiece of dysfunction. “The Family Fang is a comedy, a tragedy, and a tour-de-force examination of what it means to make art and survive your family….The best single word description would be brilliant.” —Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto (jpmoore)
KEVIN WILSON - The Family Fang (w/ American Short Fiction)
Book People, Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 7pm
BookPeople & American Short Fiction Present KEVIN WILSON speaking & signing The Family Fang.
“The Family Fang is a comedy, a tragedy, and a tour-de-force examination of what it means to make art and survive your family….The best single word description would be brilliant.” —Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto
Annie and Buster Fang have spent most of their adult lives trying to distance themselves from their famous artist parents, Caleb and Camille. But when a bad economy and a few bad personal decisions converge, the two siblings have nowhere to turn but their family home. Reunited under one roof for the first time in more than a decade and surrounded by the souvenirs of their unusual upbringing, Buster and Annie are forced to confront not only their creatively ambitious parents, but the chaos and confusion of their childhood.
KEVIN WILSON's writing has appeared in Ploughshares, One Story, Tin House, The Greensboro Review, Oxford American, The Carolina Quarterly, and elsewhere. His work has twice been included in the New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best anthology (2005, 2006). He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. A graduate of the MFA program at the University of Florida, he currently teaches fiction at The University of the South and helps run the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.
Acquired by Badgerdog in 2003 and relaunched in March 2006, Austin-based American Short Fiction publishes short fiction that is wild, heartfelt, innovative, new. The magazine introduces you to writers you should know this minute, and stories that'll stick with you for a lifetime. Work from ASF has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, New Stories of the Southwest, and Dzanc's Best of the Web.
Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Buckhead, Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7pm
Kevin Wilson signs The Family Fang .
Mr. and Mrs. Fang called it art. Their children called it mischief. Performance artists Caleb and Camille Fang dedicated themselves to making great art. But when an artist’s work lies in subverting normality, it can be difficult to raise well-adjusted children. Just ask Buster and Annie Fang. For as long as they can remember, they starred (unwillingly) in their parents’ madcap pieces. But now that they are grown up, the chaos of their childhood has made it difficult to cope with life outside the fishbowl of their parents’ strange world. When the lives they’ve built come crashing down, brother and sister have nowhere to go but home, where they discover that Caleb and Camille are planning one last performance–their magnum opus–whether the kids agree to participate or not. Soon, ambition breeds conflict, bringing the Fangs to face the difficult decision about what’s ultimately more important: their family or their art. Filled with Kevin Wilson’s endless creativity, vibrant prose, sharp humor, and keen sense of the complex performances that unfold in the relationships of people who love one another, The Family Fang is a masterfully executed tale that is as bizarre as it is touching. Kevin Wilson is the author of the story collection Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (Ecco/HarperPerennial, 2009), which received an Alex Award from the American Library Association and the Shirley Jackson Award. His fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, One Story, The Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere, and has appeared in four volumes of the New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best anthology. He has received fellowships from the Mac-Dowell Colony, Yaddo, and the KHN Center for the Arts. He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, with his wife, the poet Leigh Anne Couch, and his son, Griff, where he teaches fiction at the University of the South and helps run the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. (jasbro)
Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe, Friday, May 15, 2009 at 7pm
Georgia Center for the Book, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 7:15pm
Kevin Wilson reads from Tunneling to the Center of the Earth.
Kevin Wilson visits to discuss his highly praised new book, a dazzling collection of stories, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth. Critics are calling this collection "a superb, often audacious" grouping of stories "that rework the ordinary into surreal yet hauntingly plausible worlds, from which we emerge seeing ourselves with fresh, if somewhat nervous, clarity." Tuesday, April 21 at 7:15 p.m. A Cappella will have copies of the book for sale. A book signing follows the reading. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Georgia Center for the Book. (jasbro)
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