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The New Yorker Festival with Matthew Klam, Elmore Leonard and Joyce Carol Oates   3 comments

I am so excited –my brother Matthew is going to be at the New Yorker Festival and the venue is a Center for Dance which could only mean one thing: the world will finally know what Matt can do in a unitard!
The Devil Within with Matthew Klam, Elmore Leonard, and Joyce Carol Oates. Moderated by Daniel Zalewski.

Matthew Klam is the author of the short-story collection “Sam the Cat and Other Stories,” whose title story was originally published in The New Yorker. His story “Issues I Dealt with in Therapy” was included in the magazine’s Future of American Fiction Issue, in 1999. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a pen/Robert Bingham Award, and an O. Henry Award.

Elmore Leonard published his first novel, “The Bounty Hunters,” in 1953. He has since written more than forty books, most recently “Up in Honey’s Room,” which came out last year. His novel “Riding the Rap” grew out of his New Yorker story of the same title. A dozen of his books have been adapted for film, including “Hombre,” “Out of Sight,” “Get Shorty,” and “Rum Punch,” which was made by Quentin Tarantino as “Jackie Brown.” A new book, “Road Dogs,” will be published next summer.

Joyce Carol Oates has written numerous novels, most recently “My Sister, My Love,” as well as works of drama, poetry, nonfiction, and literary criticism. In April, she published “Wild Nights!,” a collection of short stories. She has received the National Book Award and the pen/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton. Her fiction and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker since 1994.

Daniel Zalewski is the features editor of The New Yorker.

7 p.m. Ailey Citigroup Theater, Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street

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Posted September 12, 2008 by julieklam in Matthew Klam