November 19-21, 2015
Tuesday, November 12, 7 pm.
Reading with Lynne Tillman.
WORD Bookstore, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Details here.
Ranbir Singh Sidhu and Lynne Tillman will read from their latest works in celebration of Sidhu’s debut short story collection, Good Indian Girls, followed by a conversation, Q&A, and signing. Sidhu is a Puschart Prize-winning writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications including the Alaska Quarterly Review and The Missouri Review. Tillman is the author of many books, including the story collection Someday This Will Be Funny.
Saturday, September 21, 7 pm.
Launch of The Happy Hypocrite, Issue 5, guest-edited by Lynne Tillman.
55 Walker Street
Yasmine El Rashidi
Ranbir Singh Sidhu
Robin Coste Lewis
Followed by a discussion with Lynne Tillman and participants.
To purchase this title please visit the book works website
This new issue of The Happy Hypocrite challenges the restraining notions found in art and writing about who and what can and cannot speak. What can and cannot be said or thought. In part a response to Kafka – to that which we don’t know has damaged us – freedom is presented as an important and urgent concept, and a complicated word, in which and beside which hypocrisy also resides. (Hypocrisy can be construed as a freedom). The Happy Hypocrite offers its pages to ingenious fictional, nonfictional, and visual responses to the various meanings of ‘freedom’.
Contributions from Gregg Bordowitz, Paul Chan, Gabriel Coxhead, Lydia Davis, Yasmine El Rashidi, Chloé Cooper Jones, James Jennings, Allison Katz, Robin Coste Lewis, Craig Owens, Sarah Resnick, Ranbir Singh Sidhu, Abdellah Taïa, an interview between Lynne Tillman and Thomas Keenan, a cover by Susan Hiller, and archival material from Paranoids Anonymous Newsletter.
Freedom will be launched in Edinburgh and London in mid-October.