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june, 2016

16junthuBenjamin Rybeck & Drew Nellins Smith7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Reading


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the sadness

The Sadness
by Benjamin Rybeck
Unnamed Press (2016)


by Drew Nellins Smith
Unnamed Press (2016)

Join us for an evening of literary conversation with Benjamin Rybeck & Drew Nellins, who’ll be presenting their debut novels; The Sadness and Arcade. After the presentation both authors will join in conversation with Dallas Morning News’ Culture critic Chris Vognar.

Benjamin Rybeck is the marketing director at Brazos Bookstore in Houston, TX. He received an M.F.A. from the University of Arizona. His work has appeared in Kirkus Reviews, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Literary Hub, The Nervous Breakdown, and elsewhere. The Sadness is his first novel. He lives in Houston, TX.

In The Sadness a down-ion-her-luck young woman returns home to Maine in search of her father, but instead falls into a mystery that involves her movie-obsessed twin brother, a missing woman, a movie star, and the cult film that connects them.

Drew Nellins Smith’s essays, reviews, and interviews have appeared in many places in print and online, including The Believer, Tin House, Paste Magazine, The Millions, The Daily Beast, and Electric Literature. He lives in Austin, TX. Arcade is his first novel.

Equal parts anthropological dispatch and bildungsroman, Arcade is a relentlessly candid and graphic account of one man’s attempt to square immutable desire with a carefully constructed self-image on the brink.

Chris Vognar has written about film, music, theater and books for The News since 1996. He attended Harvard for a year as the 2009 Arts and Culture Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UC Berkeley, where he received his B.A. in English literature. He is has taught arts journalism at SMU and film history at the University of Texas at Arlington. Chris has covered the Toronto Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, and the Academy Awards. Follow Chris on Twitter @chrisvognar.

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