This event takes place in our Brooklyn location.
In the stories in Tobias Carroll's collection Transitory, unearthly figures appear on a city street, a man seeks forgiveness for a decades-old crime, and students obsess over a mysterious short film. To celebrate his book's release, Carroll will be joined by several writers for an evening of fiction and conversation.
Tobias Carroll is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn and the author of the books Transitory and Reel. His writing has been published by Tin House, Bookforum, Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, Hazlitt, and elsewhere.
Tracy O'Neill is the author of The Hopeful, for which she was named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree and long-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan Prize. She was a Narrative Under 30 finalist and in 2012, she was awarded the Center for Fiction's Emerging Writers Fellowship. Her fiction has appeared in Granta, LitHub, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Literarian and Guernica. She has published nonfiction in The Atlantic, the New Yorker, Bookforum, Rolling Stone, Grantland, Vice, The Guardian, VQR, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her column Body Language appears in Catapult. She currently teaches at the City College of New York and is pursuing a PhD at Columbia University.
Lynn Steger Strong's first novel, Hold Still, was released by Liveright/Norton in 2016. Her work has appeared in Guernica, Lithub, Catapult, Elle, and elsewhere. She teaches at Columbia and Pratt and lives in Brooklyn with her family.
Robert Lopez is the author of two novels and two story collections. Good People is the most recent, from Bellevue Literary Press.
The stories in Transitory consist of familiar locations turned bizarre and longstanding relationships sacrificed to singular obsessions. Unearthly figures appear on a city street, the crew of a vessel in the North Atlantic see disquieting visions in the sky, and students become fixated on a film with mysterious origins.
A figure skating prodigy, sixteen-year old Alivopro Doyle is one of a few "hopefuls" racing against nature's clock to try and jump and spin their way into the Olympics.
"Lopez has the ability to give the reader whiplash with his unconventional and bewitching stories." --Los Angeles Times