*McSweeney's Issue 52 available for pre-order now!*
McSweeney's Issue 52
In this splendid new edition of McSweeney’s, In Their Faces A Landmark: Stories of Movement and Displacement, guest-editor Nyuol Lueth Tong curates a collection of seventeen remarkable new stories from immigrant writers, including Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Maria Kuznetsova, Meron Hadero, Eskor David Johnson, Mgbechi Erondu, Marcus Burke, William Pei Shih and many other indispensable voices. Inside are stories of home and family, of punctured soccer balls and misused Rolexes, of code-switching and generational divides and burying loved ones and prank-calling 911. Plus, with this hardcover available in three colors—green, blue, and tan—you can get one of each to match any outfit and/or living-room set.
*TEAM SEVEN* Longlisted for PEN Open Book Award
TEAM SEVEN made the Longlist for the PEN Open Book Award! http://www.pen.org/2015-pen-literary-awards-longlist
*Iowa City Book Festival + 57th Street Books Reading*
Marcus Burke (Team Seven) and Peyton Marshall (Goodhouse) read from and discuss their new books. Both are graduates of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop promoting their first novel.
Saturday, October 4, 10 AM
Prairie Lights Bookstore, 15 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA
Part of the 2014 Iowa City Book Festival
Panel: A Sense of Place--Writers discuss the importance of setting, the place of place, in their work. Is their work ‘regional’ or ‘universal?’ Landscape as catalyst, backdrop, and influence. Featuring Marcus Burke, Bernice Chauly, Jessie Ann Foley, Daren Kamali, Scott Phillips.
Saturday, October 4, 1PM
MidWestOne Bank, 102 South Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA
Part of the 2014 Iowa City Book Festival
Debut Author Dual Reading: Peyton Marshall & Marcus Burke ~ 57th Street Books ~ Join us as Petyon Marshall, author of 'Goodhouse', and Marcus Burke, author of 'Team Seven', read from and discuss their debut novels. This event is co-sponsored with The Committee on Creative Writing at the University of Chicago.
Monday, October 6th, 6 PM
57th Street Books, 1301 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL
*The Boston Globe: 'Marcus Burke's Crossover'*
Read it online http://www.bostonglobe.com, or find it on the front page of the June 10th Arts Section!
*Oprah.com: '17 Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down This June'*
Check it out on Oprah.com: '17 Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down This June'
*'Urban Mosaic' panel a top pick for Printers Row Lit Fest 2014*
'Urban Mosaic', a discussion with authors Marcus Burke, Eric Charles May and Rachel Louise Snyder a top pick for Printers Row Lit Fest 2014: www.chicagowritersconference.org
*The Washington Post: Book World Fiction*
'Team Seven' by Marcus Burke "...the novel is thick with poetry, dense with lines of pitch-perfect verse that pulsate with the rhythms of the street."--Read the review at http://www.washingtonpost.com
*The Oprah Magazine, June 2014 Issue*
TEAM SEVEN is featured in the June 2014 issue of The Oprah Magazine '10 Titles to Pick Up Now', in newsstands right now! http://www.oprah.com
*Printers Row Lit Fest, June 7-8*
Marcus Burke will be a part of the 2014 Lineup for the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, June 7-8--Check their website for event details www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/bo…
*Marcus Burke contributes to The Atlantic's 'By Heart' Series*
'Why Every Writer Needs Two Educations', check it out at www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archi…
*Radio Boston speaks to Marcus Burke about TEAM SEVEN*
Listen to the interview at radioboston.wbur.org/2014/04/17/team-se…
*TEAM SEVEN April 2014 Events*
TEAM SEVEN Book Launch
Monday April 7th, 7:00PM
Prairie Lights Bookstore
15 S. Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
READING/SIGNING at Harvard Square Coop
Monday April 14th, 7:00-8:00PM
Location: Level 3
Harvard Square Coop
1400 Mass. Ave.
READING/SIGNING at The Harvard Club
Thursday April 17th, 7:30-9:00AM
Harvard Club of Boston
One Federal St.
Price per person: $14.95 (inclusive) for presentation and light continental breakfast. Charges will apply for cancellations received after Tuesday, April 15, 2014. At the conclusion of the event, attendees can purchase a signed copy of the book. The Downtown Club’s special parking rate of just $15 for a maximum of four hours in the One Federal Street Garage will apply for parking tickets stamped in the Downtown Club Office.