Beatrice @ The Merc: Jedediah Berry & Paul Tremblay


Wednesday, February 25 is going to be “Mystery Night” at the Mercantile Library, as’s reading series for debut novelists hosts two writers who’ve tweaked the classic conventions of the private investigator novel to probe the permeable boundary between reality and imagination. Come join us at the Merc (17 E 47th St.) at 7 p.m. for an excursion into the dreamworlds of Jedediah Berry’s The Manual of Detection and Paul Tremblay’s The Little Sleep.

Jedediah Berry was raised in the Hudson Valley region of New York State. His short stories have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best New American Voices and Best American Fantasy. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, and works as assistant editor of Small Beer Press.

Paul G. Tremblay is a two-time nominee of the Bram Stoker Award and author of the short speculative fiction collection Compositions for the Young and Old and the hard-boiled/dark fantasy novella City Pier: Above and Below. He served as fiction editor of CHIZINE and as co-editor of Fantasy Magazine, and was also the co-editor of the Fantasy and Bandersnatch anthologies. He lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

Thriller writer Alex Berenson will also be joining Jedediah and Paul to read from his latest novel, The Silent Man.

22 February 2009 | events |

Colleen Curran’s Walking Tour of Milwaukee

A few years back, I ran a conversation between Colleen Curran and Martha O’Connor about their novels, and Colleen recently sent me a video she made offering “a walking tour of Milwaukee,” which is the setting for her book, Whores on the Hill. It’s up on Colleen’s website, which also features the covers to the various foreign-language editions of Whores; in France, they simply call it Bad Girls! But I thought I’d let you have a look, too…

Colleen recently completed a second novel; I’ll look forward to finding out who’s going to publish it…

6 February 2009 | guest authors |

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