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BookPeople Presents: Thomas McNeely & Doug Dorst

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Sunday, November 23 
at 4PM


BookPeople Presents

Acclaimed Authors
Thomas McNeely
Doug Dorst

in conversation.


Debut novelist and winner of the 2013 Gival Press Novel Award, Thomas McNeely comes to BookPeople! Alongside Doug Dorst, these two authors bring us books of friendship, mystery and the connective power of art, be it a library book or Super-8 movieBe sure to catch these two great authors this afternoon at 4PM on our second floor. 

THOMAS MCNEELY is a former Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer in fiction at Stanford University.  His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Ploughshares, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Epoch, and has been anthologized in The Best American Mystery Stories; What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers; and Algonquin Books’ Best of the South:From the Second Decade of New Stories from the South. He has also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Dobie Paisano Program at the University of Texas at Austin, the MacDowell Colony. He currently teaches in the Stanford Online Writers’ Studio and the Emerson College Honors Program.

About Ghost Horse:
Set amidst the social tensions of 1970’s Houston, Ghost Horse tells the story of eleven-year-old Buddy Turner’s shifting alliances within his fragmented family and with two other boys–one white, one Latino–in their quest to make a Super-8 animated movie. As his father’s many secrets begin to unravel, Buddy discovers the “real movie”: the intersection between life as he sees it and the truth of his own past. In a vivid story of love, friendship and betrayal, Ghost Horse explores a boy’s swiftly changing awareness of himself and the world, through the lens of imagination.

DOUG DORST teaches creative writing at Texas State University-San Marcos. His work has appeared in McSweeney'sPloughsharesEpoch, and other journals, as well as in the anthology Politically Inspired. He is also a former Jeopardy champion, one of only two novelists in the show's long history.

About S.:
S. chronicle of two readers finding each other in the margins of a book and enmeshing themselves in a deadly struggle between forces they don’t understand. It is also Abrams and Dorst’s love letter to the written word. A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown. 

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Thank you for supporting Thomas McNeely, Doug Dorst, & your local independent bookstore!