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Author Reading: Andre Perry w/ Lucas Mann

  • Twenty Stories Bookstore 107 Ives Street Providence, RI (map)

Join us at our Fox Point store as we welcome Andre Perry and his new nonfiction book SOME OF US ARE VERY HUNGRY NOW (Two Dollar Radio). After the reading, Perry will be in conversation with local writer Lucas Mann, author of CAPTIVE AUDIENCE (Vintage Books) followed by a Q&A and book signing!

About SOME OF US ARE VERY HUNGRY NOW:

A "Most Anticipated Book of 2019" — LitReactor, The A.V. Club, Big Other

"Perry’s essay collection contains personal, deeply felt ruminations on identity, racism, and belonging." — D.R. Baker, Book Riot

With luminous insight and fervent prose, Andre Perry’s debut collection of personal essays, Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now, travels from Washington DC to Iowa City to Hong Kong in search of both individual and national identity. While displaying tenderness and a disarming honesty, Perry catalogs racial degradations committed on the campuses of elite universities and liberal bastions like San Francisco while coming of age in America.

The essays in Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now take the form of personal reflection, multiple choice questions, screenplays, and imagined talk-show conversations, while traversing the daily minefields of childhood schoolyards and Midwestern dive-bars. The impression of Perry’s personal journey is arresting and beguiling, while announcing the author’s arrival as a formidable American voice.

About Andre Perry:

Andre Perry is an essayist and arts advocate. He received his MFA from the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program and his work has appeared in The Believer, Catapult, Granta and other journals. He co-founded Iowa City's Mission Creek Festival, a celebration of music and literature, as well as the multidisciplinary festival of creative process, Witching Hour. He continues to live and work in Iowa City. This is his first book.

About Lucas Mann:

Lucas Mann was born in New York City and received his MFA from the University of Iowa, where he was the Provost’s Visiting Writer in Nonfiction.

His latest book is Captive Audience: On Love and Reality Television (Vintage, 2018). He is also the author of Lord Fear: A Memoir, which was named one of the best books of 2015 by The Miami Herald, Kirkus Reviews, Paper Magazine, Largehearted Boy, and Oprah.com, and Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere, which earned a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and was named one of the best books of 2013 by The San Francisco Chronicle. His essays have appeared in Guernica, BuzzFeed, Slate, Barrelhouse, TriQuarterly, and The Kenyon Review, among others. He has received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, the United States Artists Foundation, The Wesleyan Writers Conference, and The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, He teaches creative writing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife.

Earlier Event: November 8
Author Reading: Mona Awad w/ Laird Hunt