Saturday, March 1, 2008

Dublit, More on Rabih Alameddine, and don't forget you're getting a new shirt this month

Thanks to our good friends at Dublit, you can hear all the Progressive Readings here. Listening to them will make you want to come out on March 15th for Rabih Alameddine. I don't know what he'll be reading from, but I got my hands on a copy of his book, I, the Divine and I can't believe how great it is. How did I not know this book existed? And don't forget you'll score yourself another shirt as well as see Jerry Stahl, Justin Chin, Amy Tan, Peter Plate, and Bucky Sinister in person.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Next event in the Progressive Reading Series: March 15

Get ready for a spectacular March reading, that includes novelist Rabih Alameddine. Rabih's fourth novel, The Hakawati, comes out in April, and it's already getting rave reviews. Kirkus calls The Hakawati "a dizzying, prodigal display of storytelling overabundance" and Publisher's Weekly says "Alameddine's storytelling ingenuity seems infinite."

Then there's Junot Díaz, who says of The Hakawati, "Here is absolute beauty. One of the finest novels I’ve read in years."

Don't miss Rabih—along with Amy Tan, Peter Plate, Jerry Stahl, Justin Chin, and Bucky Sinister. Another great Progressive Reading, coming March 15. Below is the poster for that date, in all its glory.