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The powerHouse Arena invites you to a Book Expo America party:

The Knopf Author Showcase


Karen Russell
Jim Shepard
Ben Marcus

Sloane Crosley

Tuesday, May 24, 8–9:30 PM

Drinks will be served

The powerHouse Arena · 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) · DUMBO, Brooklyn
For more information, please call 718.666.3049

Take a break from the Javitz center to mingle with some of the literary world's brightest stars: Karen Russell (Swamplandia!), Jim Shepard (You Think That's Bad), Ben Marcus (The Flame Alphabet), and Sloane Crosley (How Did You Get This Number) hold court at powerHouse, read from their newest works, and answer your pressing questions.

About the Speakers:

Karen Russell, a native of Miami, has been featured in The New Yorker's 20 Under 40 list, and was chosen as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. In 2009, she received the 5 Under 35 award from the National Book Foundation. Three of her short stories have been selected for the Best American Short Stories volumes. She is currently writer-in-residence at Bard College.

Jim Shepard is the author of six novels and two previous collections of stories. He teaches at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Ben Marcus is the author of The Age of Wire and String and Notable American Women. His forthcoming novel, The Flame Alphabet, will be published by Alfred A. Knopf in February, 2012. He lives in Maine and in New York City.

Sloane Crosley is the author of The New York Times-bestselling I Was Told There'd Be Cake, which was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor and is in development as a series at HBO. Her most recent essay collection, How Did You Get This Number, was just released in paperback. She lives in New York City.

For more information, please contact Lena Valencia, Events Coordinator:
powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: 718.666.3049 fax: 212.366.5247 email: