Join Omaha Lit Fest and the Bookworm for a celebration of six area authors who published new books in 2020!
Lydia Kang, Ilana Masad, Lisa Fay Coutley, Kate Gaskin, David Philip Mullins & Theodore Wheeler will gather in the Bookworm after closing time to read from their new books while keeping a safe distance from host (and loud-talker) Todd Robinson.
Lisa Fay Coutley is the author of tether, Errata, and In the Carnival of Breathing. Her work has received recognition from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Academy of American Poets. She is an Assistant Professor of Poetry & Creative Nonfiction at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.www.bookwormomaha.com/book/9781625578129
Kate Gaskin's poetry has been appeared in Guernica, Pleiades, Tin House, The Southern Review, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. Forever War, her first book, won the Pamet River Prize from YesYes Books.www.yesyesbooks.com/product-page/forever-war
Lydia Kang is a physician and author of The November Girl, a 2018 winner of the Nebraska Book Award, and Quackery, a Best Science Book of 2017 by NPR's Science Friday. Her most recent historical novel, Opium and Absinthe, has been a best-seller since its release in July 2020.www.bookwormomaha.com/book/9781542017794
Ilana Masad is a queer Israeli American fiction writer, essayist, and book critic. Her debut novel All My Mother's Lovers was published earlier this year. She is the founder and host of The Other Stories podcast and a doctoral student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.www.bookwormomaha.com/book/9781524745974
David Philip Mullins is the author of The Brightest Place in the World, a novel, and Greetings from Below, a collection of stories. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He teaches at Creighton University.www.bookwormomaha.com/book/9781948908412
Theodore Wheeler is the author of the novels In Our Other Lives and Kings of Broken Things, and Bad Faith, a collection of short fiction. He has been recognized with a fellowship from Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany and, most recently, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. Wheeler covers a civil-law beat for a national news service and co-directs Omaha Lit Fest.www.bookwormomaha.com/book/9781542016520
Todd Robinson has published two books of poetry, most recently Mass for Shut-Ins. He is an Assistant Professor in the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.www.bookwormomaha.com/book/9781935218487