Come celebrate the relaunch of Thaddeus Rutkowski‘s novel Haywire! “Fractured, witty, vibrant — Rutkowski gives us his whole life, from stabbing butterflies to sitting through group therapy, but doles it out in bite-sized chunks that never seem forced. Fine writing and hilarity are to be expected (Ned Vizzini). Originally published by Starcherone Books and reissued by Blue Streak Press. Haywire won the Members’ Choice Award from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and reached No. 1 on Small Press Distribution’s fiction best-seller list. Thaddeus will be joined by guest readers Ed Lin, Timothy Liu and Joanna Sit.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. All donations go to AAWW public programs. The Asian American Workshop is a national nonprofit dedicated to the creation, development, publication, & dissemination of Asian American literature.
THADDEUS RUTKOWSKI is a graduate of Cornell University and The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of six books, most recently Border Crossings, a poetry collection. His novel Haywire won the Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s members’ choice award, and his memoir Guess and Checkwon the Electronic Literature bronze award for multicultural fiction. He received a fiction writing fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He teaches at Medgar Evers College and the West Side YMCA and lives with his wife, Randi Hoffman, in Manhattan.
JOANNA SIT is the author of three books of poetry — the most recent is Track Works. She is working on a book about 1960s New York Chinese immigrants and Cantonese Opera. She teaches at City University of New York, Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. Her work has been published in Five Willows, Ezra, and other journals. Her upcoming poem “Roshomon Redux” will appear in the Winter 2020 isssue of The Gyroscope Review.
ED LIN is a native New Yorker of Taiwanese and Chinese descent. He is the first author to win three Asian American LIterary Awards. Lin’s latest book is 99 Ways to Die, published by Soho Crime in 2018. Kaya Press will publish his first YA novel, David Tung Can’t Have a Girlfriend Until He Gets Into an Ivy League College, later this year.
TIMOTHY LIU‘s latest book of poems is LET IT RIDE. A reader of occult esoterica, he lives in Manhattan and Woodstock, NY. www.timothyliu.net
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