Buzzed-about American authors Jami Attenberg and Adrian Tomine come together to discuss their highly anticipated new works with interviewer Sue Carter. Attenberg presents her latest novel, Saint Mazie, which introduces readers to Mazie Phillips, the bawdy proprietress of famed New York City movie theatre The Venice, while Tomine presents his most recent graphic novel, Killing and Dying, a stunning exploration of loss, creative ambition, identity and family dynamics.
Jami Attenberg is the author of a story collection, Instant Love, and three novels, The Kept Man, The Melting Season and The Middlesteins, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. She has contributed essays and criticism to The New York Times, Real Simple, Elle, The Washington Post and many other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Attenberg presents her highly anticipated new novel, Saint Mazie, which introduces readers to Mazie Phillips, the big-hearted, bawdy, truth-telling proprietress of The Venice, the famed New York City movie theater.
Sue Carter is editor at Quill & Quire and books columnist for Metro News. Her writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, Reader's Digest and Canadian Art, among other publications.
Adrian Tomine was born in California. He began self-publishing his comic book series Optic Nerve. His comics have now been anthologized in publications such as McSweeney’s, Best American Comics and Best American Nonrequired Reading. His graphic novel Shortcomings was a New York Times Notable Book of 2007. Since 1999, Tomine has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He presents his new graphic novel, Killing and Dying, a wry exploration of loss, creative ambition, identity and family dynamics.