Akashic Books and Brooklyn Rail present a multi-author reading with Donald Breckenridge (This Young Girl Passing), Nathan Larson (The Nervous System, The Dewey Decimal System), Joe Meno (Office Girl, The Great Perhaps), and Leigh Stein (Dispatch from the Future, The Fallback Plan).
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Donald Breckenridge is the Fiction Editor of The Brooklyn Rail, Editor of The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology (Hanging Loose Press, 2006) and co-editor of the Intranslation web site. In addition, he is the author of more than a dozen plays as well as the novella Rockaway Wherein (Red Dust, 1998), and the novels 6/2/95 (Spuyten Duyvil, 2002), You Are Here (Starcherone 09) and This Young Girl Passing (Autonomedia 11).
Nathan Larson is best known as an award-winning film music composer, having created the scores for over thirty movies, such as Boys Don't Cry, Dirty Pretty Things, and Margin Call. He was deeply involved in the hardcore punk scene in Washington D.C., and in the 1990s, he was the lead guitarist for the influential prog-punk outfit Shudder to Think. The Nervous System is the second novel in his new dystopian-noir series, the first of which is the staff-favorite The Dewey Decimal System.
Joe Meno is a fiction writer and playwright that lives in Chicago. A winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award and the Society of Midland Author's Fiction Prize, he is the author of the novels Office Girl, The Great Perhaps, The Boy Detective Fails, Hairstyles of the Damned, Tender as Hellfire, and How the Hula Girl Sings.
Born in Chicago, and briefly in Albuquerque, Leigh Stein currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she works in children's book publishing and teaches musical theatre. Her first novel, The Fallback Plan, and full-length poetry collection, Dispatch from the Future, are published by Melville House.