David Gates Reading
Please join WSU visiting writer David Gates as he reads and signs copies of his books at BookPeople at 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 28.
Gates is the author of the novels Jernigan and Preston Falls and a collection of stories, The Wonders of the Invisible World. His fiction has been appeared in such magazines as The New Yorker, the Paris Review, Esquire, GQ, Tin House and Ploughshares. His nonfiction has appeared in Newsweek, where he was a longtime writer and editor, as well as The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, GQ, Rolling Stone, The Oxford American and the Journal of Country Music. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and his books have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He teaches in the MFA writing program at the University of Montana and at the Bennington Writing Seminars. And, along with teachers, students and staff at the Bennington, he's a member of the Dog House Band, on vocals, guitar, and pedal steel.
Thanks to Washington State University for bringing David Gates to BookPeople! Find out more here: http://libarts.wsu.edu/english/visitingwriterseries.html
From Holden Caulfield to Moses Herzog, our best literature has been narrated by malcontents. To this lineage add Peter Jernigan, who views the world with ferocious intelligence, grim rapture, and a chainsaw wit that he turns, with disastrous consequences, on his wife, his teenaged son, his dangerously vulnerable mistress—and, not least of all, on himself.