AWP Offsite Event in Kansas City: Elizabeth Gonzalez James, Sasha Vasilyuk, and Ghassan Zeineddine

Join acclaimed authors Sasha Vasilyuk, Elizabeth Gonzalez James, and Ghassan Zeineddine as they read from their wonderful new works of fiction! There will be beer and fellowship. 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Sasha Vasilyuk is a Ukrainian-Russian American journalist and writer. She has a MA in journalism from New York University, and her nonfiction has been published in the New York TimesHarper’s BazaarBBC, the Telegraph, Narrative, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. She has won several awards, including the Solas Award for Best Travel Writing, a NATJA award, and a BAMPFA fellowship from UC Berkeley. She lives in San Francisco, California.

Elizabeth Gonzalez James is the author of the novels Mona at Sea (SFWP, 2021) and The Bullet Swallower (forthcoming Simon & Schuster, 2024), as well as the chapbook, Five Conversations About Peter Sellers (Texas Review Press, 2023). Her stories and essays have appeared in The Idaho ReviewSouthern Humanities ReviewThe RumpusStorySouthPANK, and elsewhere, and have received numerous Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. She was Interviews Editor at The Rumpus, and a former contributor to Ploughshares Blog. Originally from South Texas, Elizabeth now lives with her family in Massachusetts. You can find her on Instagram: @unefemmejames

Ghassan Zeineddine was born in Washington, DC, and raised in the Middle East. He is an assistant professor of creative writing at Oberlin College, and co-editor of the creative nonfiction anthology Hadha Baladuna: Arab American Narratives of Boundary and Belonging. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Ohio.

Event date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Border Brewing Company
512 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO
Your Presence Is Mandatory: A Novel By Sasha Vasilyuk Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781639731534
Availability: In stock at our distributor’s warehouse; will be at the Raven in 3-10 bus. days! More at ravenbookstore.com/ordering-faqs
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - April 23rd, 2024

A riveting debut novel, based on real events, about a World War II veteran with a secret that could land him in the Gulag, and his family who are forced to live in the shadow of all he has not told them.


Dearborn By Ghassan Zeineddine Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781959030294
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Published: Tin House Books - September 5th, 2023

A WASHINGTON POST BEST BOOK OF SEPTEMBER • A GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BEST BOOK OF FALL

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The Bullet Swallower: A Novel By Elizabeth Gonzalez James Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781668009321
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 23rd, 2024

A Most Anticipated Book of 2024 by Goodreads, CrimeReads, The Millions, StyleCaster, The EveryGirl, Sunset, Book Riot, and HipLatina
January Recommended Reading by The Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, Book Riot, Nerd Daily, The Mary Sue, and Reading Between the Spines
“Mesmeriz


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