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William Vollmann author talk
Date Thursday February 07
Time 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
The Booksmith
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
http://www.booksmith.com
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/Authorthomas gladysz
Emailread [at] booksmith.com
Phone415-863-8688
Address1644 Haight Street
WILLIAM T. VOLLMANN
reading & booksigning for Riding Toward Everywhere
Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 pm

William T. Vollmann has investigated humanity's obsession with violence (Rising Up and Rising Down), taken a personal look into the hearts and minds of the poor (Poor People), and now turns his attentions to America, to our romanticizing of "freedom" and the ways in which we restrict the very liberties we profess to admire. Riding Toward Everywhere is the new book from the National Book Award winning author of Europe Central.

William T. Vollmann is the author of seven novels; three collections of stories; a seven-volume critique of violence, Rising Up and Rising Down (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award); and Poor People, an examination of poverty. His most recent novel, Europe Central, won the National Book Award in 2005. He has also won the PEN Center USA West Award for Fiction, a Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize, and a Whiting Writers' Award. No other writer has appeared more often at The Booksmith as has this acclaimed California author.

This Booksmith sponsored event will take place at The Booksmith (1644 Haight Street in San Francisco). For further information, call 415-863-8688 or visit http://www.booksmith.com If you can't attend this event and would like to order a signed copy of the author's new book, please email or phone our store.
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