John Haskell! Matthew Derby! Camden Joy! Lonely Christopher!

Super Flat TimesFour Remarkable Writers Join Forces at Unnameable Books in Brooklyn, NY
Sunday October 23, 2011 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

John Haskell is the author of a pair of novels, most recently Out of My Skin (FSG) about the spiritual journey of a Steve Martin impersonator and the collection of short stories, I’m Not Jackson Pollock. His work has been praised by Nick Cave, A.M. Homes, Geoff Dyer and Ben Marcus.

Matthew Derby is the author of Super Flat Times: Stories (Back Bay Books, 2003).  His writing has appeared in Fence, Conjunctions, McSweeney’s, and The Believer, where he served in various editing capacities from 2003 to 2007.

Tom Adelman / Camden Joy – Tom Adelman is the author of a pair of unusual, thoughtful, literate baseball books, including the best-selling Long Ball about the 1975 World Series. Under the pseudonym Camden Joy, he wrote five books that transformed his obsession with rock music into novels and rants about rock icons such as Frank Black, Liz Phair, David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven, The Eagles and Al Green. These beautifully hand-printed books presaged the Continuum’s 33 1/3 series. His work has been praised by Ira Glass, Dave Eggers, Jonathon Lethem and Dennis Cooper. He will perform a series of songs from his recently released concept album about the government’s controversial presidential coin program.

Lonely Christopher is an American poet, fiction writer, dramatist, and filmmaker. He is the author of the poetry volume Into (with Christopher Sweeney and Robert Snyderman) and the fiction collection The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse from Little House on the Bowery, Dennis Cooper’s imprint on Akashic. Currently he is directing his first feature length film, MOM, which he also wrote. His latest chapbook, Poems in June, is newly released from The Corresponding Society.

For More Information Contact:
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Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave.
(between Dean St. and St. Mark’s)
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
(718) 789-1534
Trains 2, 3, 4 to Grand Army Plaza or B, Q to 7th Ave.

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