Michael Kimball & Blake Butler reading event

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 5:00pm

Michael Kimball will sign copies of his new novel from Tyrant Books, UsBlake Butler will sign copies of his new book from Harper Perennial, There is No Year. 

“Michael Kimball never ceases to astonish. He is a hero of contemporary fiction.”
—Sam Lipsyte

“There are two books I can remember that ever made me physically cry. There were the rape scenes in Saramago’s Blindness, and there was nearly every chapter of Michael Kimball’s [Us]. While the first hurt because it was so brutal, Kimball’s was a softer kind of invocation—as I read it in a bathtub, I could not shake the feeling of being held, as if somehow the words had interlaced my skin. This is the essence of the magic Michael Kimball holds—his sentences come on so taut, so right there, and yet somehow so calming, it’s as if you are being visited by some lighted presence.”
—Blake Butler

Read an interview with Michael Kimball at HTMLGIANT.com here

Michael Kimball is the author of three critically-acclaimed novels, including Dear Everybody and The Way the Family Got Away. Each of his novels has been translated (or is being translated) into many languages. His work has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and in Vice, as well as The Guardian, Prairie Schooner, Post Road, Open City, Unsaid, and New York Tyrant. He is also responsible for Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (on a postcard), the documentary films I Will Smash You and 60 Writers/60 Places, and the conceptual pseudonym, Andy Devine.

Blake Butler is the author of Scorch Atlas (Featherproof Books), which was a Believer Magazine book pick of the year. He also wrote the novella Ever (Calamari Press). He edits the website HTML Giant, and two journals--Lamination Colony and No Colony. 

Event address: 
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford