Leslie Jamison & Kiki Petrosino

Leslie Jamison
The Gin Closet
Kiki Petrosino
Fort Red Border

Tonight’s program brings together two remarkably talented emerging literary
voices. Leslie Jamison, graduate of Harvard and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, is
currently a Ph.D. candidate in American Literature at Yale. Her gorgeous first novel, The
Gin Closet, reveals the lives of two troubled women united by loneliness. It was
nominated for the Los Angeles Times book prize and named one of the best books of
2010 by the San Francisco Chronicle. Booklist called it, “An exquisite blues of a novel.”
Poet Kiki Petrosino holds graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the Iowa
Writers Workshop. Her poems have appeared in FENCE, The New York Times, The Iowa
Review, The Harvard Review, and elsewhere. She is currently a professor at the
University of Louisville.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
60640-2122 Chicago
The Gin Closet: A Novel By Leslie Jamison Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439153239
Published: Free Press - May 3rd, 2011

Fort Red Border By Kiki Petrosino Cover Image
ISBN: 9781932511741
Published: Sarabande Books - August 1st, 2009

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