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LIC Reading Series: Gabe Habash, Min Jin Lee, Joan Silber

We are kicking off 2018 with three outstanding writers – come hang out by the fire and listen to some great readings and a panel discussion with Gabe Habash (STEPHEN FLORIDA), Min Jin Lee (PACHINKO), and Joan Silber (IMPROVEMENT).

7/E/M/G to Court Square

Raffle prizes for the audience
Books for sale onsite courtesy Astoria Bookshop

About our readers:

GABE HABASH is the author of the novel Stephen Florida. He is the fiction reviews editor for Publishers Weekly, and his writing has appeared in Guernica, Poets & Writers, The Millions, Lithub, and Poets & Writers. He holds an MFA from New York University and lives in New York.

MIN JIN LEE’s Pachinko is a finalist for the National Book Award, a national bestseller, a New York Times Editor’s Choice and an American Booksellers Association’s Indie Next Great Reads. It is an Amazon Top Ten Books of the month and a selection of the Book of the Month Club. Pachinko is a top read or a most anticipated book for,, Stylist UK, Publishers Weekly,, LitHub, The Millions, Chicago Review of Books, BuzzFeed, Book Riot, BookPage,, Daily Mail UK, and Nylon. It has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show, Publishers Weekly Radio, and NPR’s Book Reviews. Lee’s debut novel Free Food for Millionaires was a No. 1 Book Sense Pick, a New York Times Editor’s Choice, a Wall Street Journal Juggle Book Club selection, and a national bestseller. It was a Top 10 Novels of the Year for The Times of London, NPR’s Fresh Air and USA Today.

JOAN SILBER is the author of the story collection Fools, which was long-listed for the National Book Award and nominated for the PEN/Faulker Award. Her first novel, Household Words, won the PEN/Hemingway Award. She has published five other books of fiction, including Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories, a finalist for the National Book Award and the Story Prize, and The Size of the World, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Prize in Fiction and one of the Seattle Times’ 10 Best Books of Fiction. She’s been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and her work has appeared in the Paris Review, the New Yorker, Agni, Ploughshares, Boulevard, and Epoch, among other publications. The beginning of Improvement was published in Tin House, nominated for an O. Henry Prize, and included in The Best American Short Stories 2015.

Photo credits:
Gabe Habash by Nina Subin
Min Jin Lee by Elena Seibert
Joan Silber by C Shari Diamond


January 9, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


LIC Reading Series


45-58 Vernon Boulevard
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