Paragraph is thrilled to host a reading with two unparalleled short story writers, Matthew Klam and Nam Le, at Clay, followed by a wine and cheese reception at Paragraph. Free and open to the public.
Matthew Klam is the recipient of an O'Henry Award, a Whiting Writer's Award, and a PEN/Robert Bingham Award, and has received grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He is the author of the short story collection Sam The Cat, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year as well as a New York Times Notable Book. According to Esquire, "few short story writers are funnier than Klam. Few are so horribly true."
Nam Le was born in Vietnam and raised in Australia. His debut collection of stories, The Boat, will be published by Knopf in 2008. He has received the Pushcart Prize, the Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award, and fellowships from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts and Phillips Exeter Academy.
Date: Friday, February 1st, 2008 at 8:30 PM
Reading: Clay, 25 West 14th Street
Reception: Paragraph, 35 West 14th Street