Sunday, November 10, 2013

Don't miss this!

Our last visiting writer of the semester will be Goldie Goldbloom, author of The Paperbark Shoe.

Goldbloom, a Chicago resident originally from Western Australia, has written a novel about a little-known period in the history of her native country. During World War II, eighteen thousand Italian prisoners of war were sent to Australia at the request of the British government. After Italy’s surrender, many of them were sent to work, unguarded, on farms in isolated regions. National Book Award-winning author Andrea Barrett says of The Paperbark Shoe, “I have never read anything quite like this, nor has anyone else… Brilliant.”

The Paperbark Shoe won the AWP award for the novel and was originally published as Toads’ Museum of Freaks and Wonders. It was also the Independent Publisher's Book of the Year and has recently been reissued by Picador Press. Her short fiction has been published in her collection You Lose These, and in venues such as Prairie Schooner, Narrative, and Story Quarterly, as well as in anthologies. She is a nationally recognized speaker and an LGBT activist. She is a professor at Northwestern University and lives in Chicago with her eight children.

Join us!

Monday, November 11
4:30–6:00 p.m.
Gage Gallery
18 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
Free and open to the public
Optional RSVP here

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