Join us for a night celebrating the recent accomplishments and publications of two international literary sensations who also teach in our neighborhood.
SALAR ABDOH was born in Iran, and splits his time between Tehran and New York City, where he is codirector of the Creative Writing MFA Program at the City College of New York. He is the author of The Poet Game and Opium. His essays and short stories have appeared in various publications, including the New York Times, BOMB, Callaloo, Guernica, and on the BBC. He is the recipient of the NYFA Prize and the National Endowment for the Arts award. He is the editor of Tehran Noir and the author of Tehran at Twilight, his latest novel.
Born in Guatemala, in 2014 DAVID UNGER was awarded his country’s Miguel Angel Asturias National Literature Prize for lifetime achievement. He is the author of The Mastermind (Akashic Books, Planeta Mexico: 2015), La Casita, The Price of Escape, Para mi, eres divina, Ni chicha, ni limonada and Life in the Damn Tropics. He directs the Publishing Certificate Program at The City College of New York.
Both authors will be reading from their most recent works followed by a Q & A and book signing. Light refreshments will be served.
Face Out: Salar Abdoh and David Unger
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria.
2113 Amsterdam ave, (at 165 st)
New York, NY