Yes, we love all kinds of literature, but we appreciate fine mathematics too. Try this equation: four stellar writers + their bold, beautiful books = ? (Answer: a great reading at this month’s Salon! Of course.) Join us! Jimmys no. 43. At 7pm.
Joshua Henkin is the author of the novels Matrimony, a New York Times Notable Book, and Swimming Across the Hudson, a Los Angeles Times Notable Book. His new novel, The World Without, is recently out in paperback from Vintage Books. It has been named an Editors’ Choice Book by The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune and is the winner of the 2012 Edward Lewis Wallant Award for Jewish American Fiction and a Finalist for the 2012 National Jewish Book Award. His short stories have been published widely, cited for distinction in Best American Short Stories, and broadcast on NPR’s “Selected Shorts.” He lives in Brooklyn, NY, and directs the MFA program in Fiction Writing at Brooklyn College.
Jen Michalski is author of the novel The Tide King, winner of the 2012 Big Moose Prize, the short story collections From Here and Close Encounters, and the novella collection Could You Be With Her Now. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is the founding editor of the literary quarterly jmww, a co-host of The 510 Readings and the biannual Lit Show, and interviews writers at The Nervous Breakdown. She also is the editor of the anthology City Sages: Baltimore, which Baltimore Magazine called a “Best of Baltimore” in 2010. She lives in Baltimore, MD. She tweets at https://twitter.com/MichalskiJen.
Scott Nadelson is the author of a memoir, The Next Scott Nadelson: A Life in Progress, and three story collections, Aftermath, The Cantor’s Daughter, and Saving Stanley: The Brickman Stories. A winner of the Oregon Book Award, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, and the Reform Judaism Fiction Prize, he teaches creative writing at Willamette University and in the Rainier Writing Workshop MFA Program at Pacific Lutheran University.
Rachel Sherman is the author of the novel Living Room (Open City, 2009) and the book of short stories The First Hurt. The First Hurt was short-listed for the Story Prize and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and was named one of the 25 Books to Remember in 2006 by the New York Public Library. Her short stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Fence, Open City, Conjunctions, and n+1, among other publications. She holds an MFA from Columbia University, and teaches writing at Rutgers and Columbia Universities.