Michael March & Mark Slouka: The Burnt Garments of Summer

June 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Michael March & Mark Slouka: The Burnt Garments of Summer

Michael March & Mark Slouka: The Burnt Garments of Summer

Book Reading by president of Prague Writers Festival Michael March and American novelist and essayist Mark Slouka on Thursday June 21st from 7pm.

Michael March was born in New York in 1946. He left America in his youth and settled in Europe. Director of the Prague Writers’ Festival for the past twenty-seven years, he has published nine collections of poetry: Goya, When She Danced, Disappearance, Only a Promise, The Way Back, That to which all things aim, The Burnt Garments of Summer, The Place of Retreat, and A fly that flew away. “Don’t describe—suggest.”

Mark Slouka is an American novelist and essayist. The son of Czech immigrants, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. He is a frequent contributor to Harper’s Magazine.

His 2013 novel Brewster was called “instantly mesmerizing” by Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Egan.

The subject matter of his 1996 book War of the Worlds: Cyberspace and the Assault on Reality encompasses the extent to which virtual reality and blurring of real life with corporate fantasy has become a “genuine cultural phenomenon”.

In 2003, his first novel God’s Fool fictionalised the life of Siamese twins, Chang and Eng. and his 2006 short story “Dominion”, originally published in TriQuarterly, was included within the anthology Best American Short Stories 2006. His short story “The Hare’s Mask,” originally published in Harper’s, was included in the anthology The Best American Short Stories 2011.


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