Thursday, July 12, 2012

Russell Banks and Chase Twichell Tonight

Russell Banks and Chase Twichell share the stage tonight in Saratoga.
8PM, free and open to the public, Davis Audiorium, Palamountain Hall, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs.

All events in the series are free and open to the general public

Banks received the 2012 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for his newest novel, Lost Memory of Skin, a novel about a loosely-organized community of homeless sex offenders who live beneath a Florida highway overpass.  Writing in the New York Times, Janet Maslin said, “Destined to be a canonical novel of its time... it delivers another of Banks’s wrenching, panoramic visions of American moral life, and this one very particular to the early 21st century... Banks, whose great works resonate with such heart and soul, brings his full narrative powers to bear.”

Chase Twichell, poet, is the author most recently of the 2010 collection, Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been, winner of the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Writing in the Washington Post, Robert Hass said, "[The poems] are full of sharp observation, both of the world and herself, unsentimental poems with a sinewy intellectual toughness -- they open out into a stark, sometimes bewildered clarity"