Tuesday May 22nd 2012
|Where||Tosca Cafe - 242 Columbus Ave. - San Francisco, CA|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|Event Page Link||Event Page|
||Litquake presents author Peter Carey-author of Theft: A Love Story, My Life as a Fake, and more-at the monthly Epicenter series in North Beach. This is Carey's only appearance in San Francisco for his latest novel, The Chemistry of Tears. He will be in conversation with Litquake's Elise Proulx. Book sales and signing to follow.|
Peter Carey is a literary chameleon, whose nine works of long-form fiction have spanned the stylistic gamut from speculative to historical to epistolary. He's written the fictionalized story of his native Australia's most famous antihero (Ned Kelly) and turned the British classic Great Expectations on its head. In addition, he's written short stories, nonfiction, and work for film, having adapted his novel, Bliss, for that medium and writing a screenplay for the German director and playwright Win Wenders, Until the End of the World. He is one of only two authors to have won the Man Booker Prize twice (J. M. Coetzee is the other), in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda and in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang.
Carey's new novel, The Chemistry of Tears, focuses on a clockwork automaton and its particular fascination for a grieving woman.
The Epicenter embraces a theater of ideas between writers and readers with a literary conversation followed by audience Q&A, book sales and signing. Admission is free, cocktails recommended. Capacity is limited, so come early.
Co-presented by City Lights Books and Tosca Cafe
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Litquake Literary Festival
San Francisco's Litquake literary festival is a week-long literary spectacle for book lovers, complete with cutting-edge panels, unique cross-media events, and hundreds of readings. Litquake seeks to foster interest in literature, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area writing as a complement to the city's music, film, and cultural festivals.