Thursday, September 11, 2008

Paragraph at Clay book reading and reception ---New York free

Paragraph is thrilled to host a reading with writers Richard Todd and Andrew Sean Greer at Clay, followed by a wine and cheese reception at Paragraph. The event is free and open to the public. Books on sale provided by Mobile Libris.

Richard Todd is the author of The Thing Itself, hailed by Ward Just as a "a splendid book, brimming with wit and original insights." Richard has spent many years as a magazine and book editor at The Atlantic Monthly, The New England Monthly, Worth, Civilization, and Houghton Mifflin, and he now works independently as a consultant. He has written scores of articles on a wide range of cultural themes for Harper’s, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, and the Columbia Journalism Review, among others. He is a professor at Goucher College.

Andrew Sean Greer is the bestselling author of The Story of a Marriage, which The New York Times has called an "inspired, lyrical novel," and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, which was named a best book of 2004 by The San Francisco Chronicle and The Chicago Tribune while garnering many other coast-to-coast honors. His first novel, The Path of Minor Planets and his story collection, How It Was for Me were also published to wide acclaim. His stories have appeared in Esquire, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and other national publications, and have been widely anthologized. He is the recipient of the Northern California Book Award, the California Book Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Public Library. Greer lives in San Francisco.

Date: Friday, September 12th, 2008 at 8:00 PM
Reading: Clay, 25 West 14th Street
Reception: Paragraph, 35 West 14th Street