Two of the finest, most-imaginative writers working today read from their recent work. Enjoy some drinks and spend an evening with Mary Gaitskill and Geoff Dyer in advance of the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
About the Artists:
Mary Gaitskill is the author of the story collections Bad Behavior, Because They Wanted To (nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award), and Don’t Cry, and the novels The Mare, Veronica (nominated for the National Book Award), and Two Girls, Fat and Thin. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Artforum, and Granta, among many other journals, as well as in The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories.
Geoff Dyer's most recent book, The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand, one hundred essays on one hundred photographs by street photographer Garry Winogrand, was published by University of Texas Press. His collection of essays Otherwise Known as the Human Condition, published in the US in April 2011, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. He is the author of four novels, and his books have been translated into 24 languages.