Dale Peck + Mark Edmund Doten: Tuesday, January 8
doors (+ snacks + drinks + hangouts) at 7 / reading at 7:30
Dale Peck is the author of the novels Martin and John, The Law of Enclosures, and Now It's Time to Say Goodbye; the memoir-cum-novel What We Lost; a book of literary criticism, Hatchet Jobs; and two children's books, Drift House and The Lost Cities. In 2008 and 2009 he will publish Body Surfing, a metaphysical thriller; Sprout, a young adult novel; The Garden of Lost and Found, a novel for adults; and, if he finishes it on time, Twelve Caesars, his first collection of short stories. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the New York Observer, Out, the New Republic, the Atlantic Monthly, the London Review of Books, Bookforum, BOMB, Tin House, Granta, and the Threepenny Review. The winner of two O. Henry Awards, a Pushcart Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, he currently teaches in the Graduate Writing Program of The New School.
Mark Edmund Doten is enrolled in Columbia University’s MFA writing program, and is a former associate editor of Huffington Post. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Word Riot; Mudlark; Web Del Sol site The Potomac, where he is a contributing editor; and novelist Dennis Cooper’s "Userlands: New Fiction Writers from the Blogging Underground” (Akashic Books). His interviews with Edmund White and Rick Moody have appeared in Bookslut and Huffington Post, respectively. In June 2007 New York Magazine ran an excerpt from his fiction, naming him a "future star" of New York area writing programs.