JBC/Jewcy Twitter Book Club
Wednesday, May 14 at 1:30 pm ET
Adam Wilson will be talking/tweeting
with us about his newest book #JLit
Bankers prowl Brooklyn bars on the eve of the stock market crash. A debate over Young Elvis versus Vegas Elvis turns existential. Detoxing junkies use a live lobster to spice up their love life. Students on summer break struggle to escape the orbit of a seemingly utopic communal house. And in the title story, selected for The Best American Short Stories, two film school buddies working on a doomed project are left sizing up their own talent, hoping to come out on top—but fearing they won't.
In What's Important Is Feeling, Adam Wilson follows the through-line of contemporary coming-of-age from the ravings of teenage lust to the staggering loneliness of proto-adulthood. He navigates the tough terrain of American life with a delicate balance of comedy and compassion, lyricism and unsparing straightforwardness. Wilson's characters wander through a purgatory of yearning, hope, and grief. No one emerges unscathed.
About the Author: Adam Wilson is the author of What’s Important is Feeling: Stories (Harper Perennial, 2014),and Flatscreen: A novel (Harper Perennial, 2012), which was a National Jewish Book Award Finalist, an Indie Next Pick, and an Amazon Book of the Month. In 2012, Adam received the Paris Review’s Terry Southern Prize which awards, “wit, panache, and sprezzatura in work published by The Paris Review.” Brooklyn Magazine recently named him to its list of 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn. His short stories have appeared in many publications including The Paris Review, Tin House,The Literary Review, Washington Square Review, The New York Tyrant, The Coffin Factory,Word Riot, elimae, Cousin Corinne’s Reminder, Meridian, and Gigantic. He is a Contributing Editor at The American Reader, and his essays, journalism, and criticism, have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Bookforum, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Observer, Time Out New York, The Forward, Salon, Paste, The Rumpus, and the anthologies Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex, and A Friday Night Lights Companion: Love, Loss, and Football in Dillon, Texas. A former employee of Brooklyn’s famous Bookcourt bookstore, he now teaches creative writing at New York University, Columbia University, and The Sackett Street Writer’s Workshop. He lives in Brooklyn.
What is a Twitter Book Club?
A twitter book club provides the opportunity for Twitter users to engage in real time conversation about a particular, predetermined book. JBC and Jewcy's Twitter Book Club gives readers a way to discuss Jewish interest titles with the author and other interested readers electronically.
If you aren't already a Twitter user, please join Twitter here. (Confused about Twitter altogether? Visit the twitter twitorial.) Follow the Jewish Book Council (@jewishbook) and Jewcy (@jewcymag). During the designated time and date of the book club follow the conversation by searching for #JLit. If you would like to actively participate, please include #JLit at the end of any comments or questions you wish to contribute. If you have something to say or a question to ask, feel free to jump in, and don't forget to include #JLit at the end of any tweet so that other participants can engage with you.
The easiest way to follow, and join, the conversation is by using this link: http://tweetchat.com/room/JLit
(Note: New twitter users may have to wait up to a week before their tweets get saved in hashtag searches. Open a twitter account at least a week and a half before this discussion in order to join us!)
#29 - Ben Katchor's Hand-Drying in America: And Other Stories April 29, 2013
#28 - Stephen Tobolowsky's The Dangerous Animals Club March 21, 2013
#27 - Daniel Torday's The Sensualist February 21, 2013
#26 - Matti Friedman's The Aleppo Codex January 17, 2013
#25 - Jami Attenberg's The Middlesteins December 12, 2012
#24 - Shani Boianjiu's The People of Forever Are Not Afraid November 20, 2012
#21 - Francesca Segal's The Innocents July 16, 2012
#20 - Adam Wilson's Flatscreen June 19, 2012
#19 - Ramona Ausubel's No One is Here Except All of Us May 22, 2012
#18 - Natasha Solomons's The House at Tyneford April 26, 2012
#17 - Nathan Englander's What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank March 27, 2012
#16 - Anna Solomon's The Little Bride February 21, 2012
Wayne Hoffman's Sweet Like Sugar November 8, 2011
#12 - Mary Glickman's Home in the Morning September 14, 2011
#11 - Deborah Lipstadt's The Eichmann Trial July 20, 2011
#10 - David Bezmozgis's The Free World June 15, 2011
#9 - Erika Dreifus's Quiet Americans April 12, 2011
#8 - Andrew Winer's The Marriage Artist March 2, 2011
#7 - Elizabeth Rosner's Blue Nude January 12, 2011
#6 - Julie Orringer's The Invisible Bridge October 26, 2010
#5 - Mitchell James Kaplan's By Fire, By Water September 15, 2010
#4 - Jennifer Gilmore's Something Red June 2, 2010
#3 - Dara Horn's All Other Nights April 27, 2010
#2 - Chris Bohjalian's Skeletons at the Feast February 25, 2010
#1 - Jonathan Tropper's This is Where I Leave You January 13, 2010
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