Writers Reading Series: Jenny Boully and David Gates
Writers Reading—January 2019
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Jenny Boully is the author of Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life, not merely because of the unknown that was stalking toward them, The Books of Beginnings and Endings: Essays, [one love affair]*, of the mismatched teacups, of the single-serving spoon: a book of failures, The Body: An Essay, and a chapbook of prose, Moveable Types. Her work has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry, The Next American Essay, Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present, and other places. Born in Thailand, she was reared in Texas.
David Gates is the author of the novels Jernigan and Preston Falls, and two collections of stories, The Wonders of the Visible World and A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me. Gates’s fiction, articles, and reviews have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Tin House, Granta, The Oxford American, The Journal of Country Music, and in Newsweek, where he was a longtime writer and editor. He’s received a Guggenheim fellowship, and his books have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award.