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Wednesday, October 11 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Maximum Punch, Minimum Words: The Short Fiction of Barry Gifford

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For 40 years and at least that many printed works, Barry Gifford has been known as a writer’s writer. Jonathan Lethem says he “invented his own American vernacular: William Faulkner by way of B-movie film noir, porn paperbacks, and Sun Records rockabilly.” According to Elmore Leonard, Gifford “cuts right through the heart.” And William Saroyan: “Barry Gifford is a great writer.” Tonight he discusses his new short fiction collection, The Cuban Club, with bestselling author Tom Barbash. $15 general public / FREE for Library members

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Tom Barbash

Tom Barbash is author of the recent story collection Stay Up With Me, as well as the award-winning novel The Last Good Chance and the nonfiction book On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, and 9/11; A Story of Loss and Renewal, which was a New York Times bestsell... Read More →

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Barry Gifford

Barry Gifford is the author of more than 40 published works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, which have been translated into 28 languages. His most recent prose works are The Up-Down, Writers, Sad Stories of the Death of Kings, Imagining Paradise: New and Selected Poems, The Roy Stories, and Landscape with Traveler. Gifford's... Read More →



Wednesday October 11, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Mechanics' Institute Library 57 Post St., San Francisco CA 94104

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