Wednesday, June 16, 2010

GrayWolf Press Author Book Tours for June/July

I have to share my love of GrayWolf Press! They have a great line up of authors who are touring to promote their books this summer season. So run out, grab a copy, and meet the author at the following readings:

(All book descriptions taken from in some way, shape, or form)

First, we have Belle Boggs, author of Mattaponi Queen, which won the 2009 Bakeless Fiction Award. It's a short story collection that takes place on the Mattaponi Indian Reservation and in its surrounding counties. The stories in this linked collection detail the lives of rural men and women with stark realism and plainspoken humor.

Her tour dates are:
6/17 - Harvard Book Store, Cambridge Ma
6/21 - Barnes and Nobles, Ny
6/24 - The Virginia Shop, Richmond Va
7/6 - Fountain Bookstore, Richmond Va
7/7 - Twice Told Tales Bookshop, Gloucester Va
7/10 - Prince Books, Norfolk Va
7/15 Quail Ridge, Raleigh Nc
7/16 - Literary Bookpost, Salisbury Nc

Next we have Ander Monson, author of Vanishing Point: a provocative, witty series of essays that face down the idea of memoir, grappling with the lure of selfinterest and self-presentation.

His tour dates are:
6/20 - Northern Light Booksellers, Duluth Mn
7/15 - The Project Lounge, Madison Wi

Alyson Hagy has written a short story collection "Ghosts of Wyoming" - An unsentimental vision of the west, new and old, comes to life in this gritty collection that explores the hardscrabble lives and terrain of America’s least-populous state.

She will touring:
6/17 - Natrona County Library, Casper Wy
6/18 - Wind City Books, Casper Wy

Finally we have Tony Hoagland, author of "Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty" - An exhilarating set of new poems known for their fierce moral curiosity, their desire to name the truth, and their celebration of the resilience of human nature.

See him on tour:
6/23 - Bowery Poetry Club, Bowery Ny

Be sure to let us know if you stop in and meet the authors. Photos welcome!!


  1. I know you feel my pain about this, but I'm so disappointed there aren't any DC stops on these tours :( We're good for more than just political books!!

  2. Oh yeah Rachel, I hear you! I'm positioned well enough for NYC gigs, but there is never anything going on in NEPA. (sigh)

  3. You have a really great blog with the interviews and reviews!

    I found you through book blogs:)