Beautiful, blazing autumn in full gear, HOT OFF THE PRESS literary bounty is here! We’re excited to welcome four amazingly talented writers with shiny, new books and a startling musical guest to the November Sunday Salon. Let their stories and songs occupy your weekend (and nights and plane/train rides and lunch breaks). Join us! Jimmys no. 43. At 7pm.
Leland Cheuk is a MacDowell Colony fellow, whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as Kenyon Review, [PANK] Magazine,The Rumpus, Heavy Feather Review, Valparaiso Fiction Review, and others. He lives in Brooklyn, and The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong is his first novel.
Robin McLean was a lawyer then a potter for 15 years in the woods of Alaska before receiving her MFA at UMass Amherst. Her debut story collection Reptile House won the BOA Editions Fiction Prize and was published in May 2015. Her stories have appeared widely in such places as The Cincinnati Review, The Common, and Green Mountains Review. She teaches at Clark University and splits her time between Newfound Lake in New Hampshire and a 200-year-old farm in western Massachusetts.
Lenore Myka is the author of King of the Gypsies: Stories, winner of the 2014 G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction. Her fiction has been selected as distinguished by The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Non-Required Reading series. Her award-winning work has appeared in New England Review, Iowa Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review, among others. She received her MFA in Fiction from Warren Wilson College. Learn more about Lenore at www.lenoremyka.com.
David Winner’s first novel, The Cannibal of Guadalajara, won the 2009 Gival Press Novel Award and was nominated for the National Book Award. A film based on a story of Winner’s played at Cannes in 2007. His writing has won a Ledge Magazine fiction contest and been nominated for two Pushcarts and an AWP Intro Contest. His work has appeared in The Village Voice, The Kenyon Review (upcoming), The Iowa Review (upcoming), Fiction, Confrontation, Joyland, Bookforum, Dream Catcher, and several other publications in the U.S. and the U.K. as well as being included in Novel Strategies, a Pearson/Prentice Hall anthology for college students. He is the fiction editor of The American (www.theamericanmag.com), a monthly magazine based in Rome. His new novel Tyler’s Last, an homage to Patricia Highsmith, was released by Outpost 19 in October, 2015.
Mary-Elaine Jenkins is an NYC-based blueswoman. A South Carolina native and lifelong musician, she began performing live when she moved to Washington, DC for college. She came to New York by way of Madrid, where she spent several years teaching English, roaming around, and playing tons of gigs. Her sound is an ever-evolving mix of blues, Americana roots, soul, and rock ‘n roll, specializing in the spooky/sultry. This ain’t your mama’s singer/songwriter music.