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Showing posts from March, 2016


Today was the official date of publication for Auggie's Revenge, so thanks so much if you celebrated by picking up a few copies at your favorite online e-tailer of books. Also, this afternoon I was reminded that Fight for Your Long Day would get consideration in a special issue focused on the academic novel for the American, British, and Canadian Studies Journal (the official journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, based at Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu, Romania).

back on tour

Cyrus among the socialists

is enjoying the irony of being called "Kundera" by the socialists (typo in review, not at top) — Alex Kudera (@kudera) March 23, 2016
In fact, the review is also incorrect in that the word "union" does appear in the novel. It's in a section where Cyrus Duffleman remembers learning from a picketing restaurant worker that a unionized hotel bartender had been earning significantly more per hour to pour drinks than he'd been earning to teach college classes. The recollection doesn't quench Duffy's thirst.

eat well and take care

Amy Long's essay, "Mom, I'm Taking Opiates Again, I'm Fine" partly resonates with me because I'm headed to Los Angeles at the end of the month and thinking about my father sobering up there in the 1980s in Marina Del Rey. He once said after an AA meeting back in West Philly, "Their stories are so depressing that I never would have stayed sober if I'd tried to quit drinking back east."

2016 spring appearances

I'll have new copies of Auggie's Revenge and the all new Classroom Edition of Fight for Your Long Day at all of these events. Look for updates as new appearances are booked.

March 31 to April 2:  AWP in Los Angeles, Beating Windward Table 1664 at the Book Fair

(I'll sign copies at the table from Thursday, 3 p.m., through Saturday, 5 p.m.)

Friday April 8:          4Cs in Houston, Texas

(I'll be roaming around and will have books on hand.)

Thursday May 5, 7 p.m.:           Reading and signing at Wright Library in Oakwood, Ohio                                            

working cover for classroom edition

We  have a working cover for the Classroom Edition of Fight for Your Long Day!

Wright Library reading schedule

Readings will be held throughout the afternoon on Saturday, March 5, with participating Wright Library writers and poets reading from 1 to 2 p.m., and featured writers reading from 2 to 4 p.m. Hope to see you there!

1:00-2:00 - Wright Library Poets & Writers 2:00 - Peggy Barnes 2:10 - Molly Campbell 2:20 - Barbara Cerny 2:30 - Ed Davis 2:40 - Ann Hagedorn 2:50 - Katrina Kittle 3:00 - Alex Kudera 3:10 - P. Andrew Miller, 3:20 - Rebecca Morean 3:30 - Sharon Short 3:40 - Suzanne Kelly 3:50 - David Lee Garrison