Talk To Me: Authors' Worlds Collide

Friday, February 19, 2010

Joshua Ferris, Ron Carlson and Padgett Powell could start a planet together. A stream of other-worldly characters run through each of their works. So it seems natural the three authors did readings at Joe’s Pub as part Amanda Stern’s Happy Ending series.

Starting with Ferris’s new novel, The Unnamed, a tale of a trial lawyer afflicted with a compulsive walking disorder.  On his journeys, he might run into Ron Carlson’s characters, a married couple who run a dry cleaning service and time travel on the side.  And anyone can find themselves in Padgett Powell’s The Interrogative Mood: A Novel, linking people and places, events and time, mind and body, in one string of unanswered questions.


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About Talk to Me

Talk to Me brings you downloadable readings and conversations with writers, artists, and scholars – from author Joshua Ferris to choreographer Mark Morris to poet Sharon Olds – recorded at cultural institutions in New York City and beyond. Stream, download, or subscribe to the full-length podcasts here.


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