Tuesday, Mar 18 at 7PM
Pushcart Prize Nominee
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|All I Have in This World is the Statesman Selects pick for March! |
We're proud to partner with Austin Bat Cave to bring two masterful literary authors to the store tonight: Michael Parker and Dominic Smith. Michael Parker's work has earned him a Pushcart Prize, an O. Henry Award and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. His latest novel, All I Have in This World, sets two strangers up over the hood of a used car in Texas and sets them on the course of a different kind of love story. Dominic Smith's work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly. His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
All I Have in This World is a different kind of love story about the power of friendship and the ways we must learn to forgive ourselves if we are ever to move on. Two strangers meet over the hood of a used car in Texas: Marcus, who is fleeing both his financial and personal failures; and Maria, who after years of dodging her mistakes has returned to her hometown to make amends. One looking forward, the other looking back, they face off over the car they both want and think they need: a low-slung sky-blue 1984 Buick Electra.
MICHAEL PARKER is the author of seven works of fiction, most recently the critically acclaimed novel The Watery Part of the World. His work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Oxford American, and others. He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship; is an O. Henry Award winner; and is a Pushcart Prize winner. He teaches in the MFA writing program at UNC-Greensboro and lives in North Carolina and Texas.
DOMINIC SMITH grew up in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Austin, Texas. He holds an MFA in writing from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly.
|AUSTIN BAT CAVE is a nonprofit organization that provides children and teenagers
(ages 6-18) with opportunities to develop their creative and expository
writing skills. We connect a diverse population of young writers and
learners with a vibrant community of adult volunteers in Austin. All of
our programs are free. Over the years, theorganization has continued to expand, partnering
with many other nonprofit organizations throughout the city including
the Texas Book Festival, Breakthrough, Foundation Communities, Austin
Library Foundation, and Urban Roots. |
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Thank you for supporting Michael Parker, Dominic Smith, Austin Bat Cave & your local independent bookstore!
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