Tonight in collaboration with Paris’s &Now Conference we welcome three of America’s most innovative writers, Robert Coover, Ben Marcus and Nick Flynn.
Robert Coover is one of America's pioneering postmodernists. He is the author of many novels, most recently Noir, and has also written short story collections and plays. His work has won the William Faulkner Award and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award. He currently teaches at Brown University. "Robert Coover is one of the most original and exciting writers around. Every new book from him is great news." – Edwidge Danticat, McSweeney's
Ben Marcus is the author of four books of fiction, the most recent The Flame Alphabet. His stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Believer, The New York Times, Salon, McSweeney's, and Tin House. Marcus has received a Whiting Writers Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in fiction, and three Pushcart Prizes. He is an associate professor in the School of the Arts at Columbia University.
Nick Flynn is the author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, (recently republished as Being Flynn) a "stunningly beautiful memoir" (San Francisco Chronicle) which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award and was recently made into a film with starring Robert De Niro and Paul Dano. He is also the author of The Ticking Is the Bomb and two collections of poetry, Blind Huber and Some Ether. In another life he worked as an electrician, a ship's captain, and as an educator in New York City public schools. His words have appeared over the years in The New Yorker, The Nation, Fence, The New York Times Book Review and The Paris Review.