OFF SITE: Scott Blackwood @ Zilker Clubhouse - See How Small


Tuesday, January 27 6PM


Book Launch for
See How Small

at Zilker Clubhouse

Join us tonight at Zilker Clubhouse as we celebrate the launch of former Austinite Scott Blackwood's affecting new novel, See How Small. The book follows the survivors of the victims of one of the most brutal events in Austin's memory, the murder of four teenage girls working at an ice cream shop. Ben Fountain calls Blackwood's writing, "as fine as any being written today". We'll be on hand this evening as Blackwood reads from, talks about and signs copies of his new book.

The event is free for Library Foundation members, and tickets are $10 for non-members, available through the Library Foundation website: Sponsors include Jack White’s Third Man Records and Revenant Records; Little, Brown and Company; Texas Book Festival; and BookPeople.


One late autumn evening in a Texas town, two strangers walk into an ice-cream shop shortly before closing time. They bind up the teenage girls who are working the counter, set fire to the shop, and disappear. See How Small tells the stories of the survivors—family members, witnesses, and suspects—who must endure in the wake of atrocity. Each is shadowed by the promise of the past restored and the terrible beauty of their dreams, where they might bridge the gap between the living and the dead.


Scott Blackwood's previous novel, WE AGREED TO MEET JUST HERE, won a 2011 Whiting Writers’ Award, the AWP Prize for the Novel, The Texas Institute of Letters Award for best work of fiction, and was a finalist for the Pen Center USA Award in fiction. The New York Times called his first book, IN THE SHADOW OF OUR HOUSE, “acute, nimble stories, an impressive, accomplished debut.” His fiction has appeared in American Short Fiction, Gettysburg Review, Boston Review, Southwest Review, Chicago Tribune Printer’s Row Journal, and The New York Times and been anthologized in Janet Burroway’s Imaginative Writing. His two narrative nonfiction books, THE RISE AND FALL OF PARAMOUNT RECORDS, VOLUMES I & II, tell the curious tale of a white-owned “Race record” label that began in a Wisconsin chair factory and changed American popular music forever. Co-produced by Jack White, the first Paramount book has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award, featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, Sound Opinions, Charlie Rose, and in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone and elsewhere. A former Dobie Paisano Fellow and long-time resident of Austin, Texas,  Blackwood now lives in Chicago and teaches fiction writing in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Southern Illinois University.

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Thank you for supporting Scott Blackwood and your local independent bookstore!
Event date: 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Zilker Clubhouse
78703-5413 Austin
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ISBN: 9780316373807
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 20th, 2015

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