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Meet the Author: Tim Tomlinson

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 04:00pm - 06:00pm

web tim tomlinsonPequot Library welcomes NYU Professor, Tim Tomlinson, to discuss his latest collection of short stories, This Is Not Happening to You.

• A 30- to 40-minute author talk
• Q & A
• Book sales & signing
Free and open to the public. Light hors d'oeuvres served.

Author Robert Anasi says, “This Is Not Happening to You ranges with imaginative ease across locales and characters – a wealthy socialite in the Hamptons, a bitter old Korean War vet in the suburbs, a 30-something New Orleans barfly with delusions of grandeur, and many others. Quickly sketched but fully realized, these figures stumble into extreme (yet plausible) situations that expose their all-too-human delusions. Above all, Tomlinson focuses on the cruel and inventive ways that desire makes each of us in turn predator and prey, martyr and buffoon. In the hands of a less assured talent these stories would offer only a grim ledger of sin and stupidity, yet Tomlinson leavens them with humor that is by turns wry, searing, and tender, although never sentimental.”


About the Author:
Tomlinson is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. He is the author of the poetry collection Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire. His work has been published in China, the Philippines, Singapore, and Australia, and anthologized in the Brooklyn Poets Anthology, We Contain Multitudes: Twelve Years of Softblow, and Eternal Snow. He is a member of Asia Pacific Writers & Translators. He teaches in the Global Liberal Studies Program at NYU.