Nick Dybek is a graduate of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is the recipient of a Hopwood Award for Short Fiction, A Maytag Fellowship, and a 2010 Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award. He lives in New York City. He reads from his novel: When Captain Flint Was Still A Good Man
”Robert Louis Stevenson would be proud of Nick Dybek…He delivers a page-turner full of danger, secrets, and betrayals.” Stewart O’Nan
Claire Vaye Watkins reads from her book: Battleborn
Claire Vaye Watkins is a Nevadan and a Presidential Fellow at the Ohio State University. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Granta, Ploughshares, One Story, The Paris Review and elsewhere. She reads from her collection of short stories, Battleborn
Like the work of Cormac McCarthy, Denis Johnson, Richard Ford, and Annie Proulx, Battleborn represents a near-perfect confluence of sensibility and setting, and the introduction of an exceptionally powerful and original literary voice. In each of these ten unforgettable stories, Claire Vaye Watkins writes her way fearlessly into the mythology of the American West, utterly reimagining it. Her characters orbit around the region’s vast spaces, winning redemption despite – and often because of – the hardship and violence they endure.