We’ve had a nice, long summer break, but now Book Party is back in a big way. Please join us on Sunday, September 13th for a long awaited evening with Richard Lange and Dennis Fulgoni.
Up and coming fiction writer Dennis Fulgoni will read new work, and writer Richard Lange will be reading from his new novel, This Wicked World, which came out this July and has garnered smoking hot reviews all summer. As Marilyn Stasio praised in the New York Times, “. . . even the most ruthless villains are drawn with an unexpected sensitivity to their essential humanity. Like the killer who submits to painful tattoo removals so he can battle his ex-wife for custody of their little girl, the brutes are so pathetic you almost want to scratch them under their furry jaws.”
DJ Orb will be on hand to rock the house and strong cocktails will be ready and waiting. Check back very soon for more event info, but for now, here is a bit more about the writers:
Richard Lange was born in Oakland, CA, in 1961 and spent his childhood in various small towns in California’s Central Valley. He attended film school at the University of Southern California, taught English in Barcelona and worked in magazine and book publishing. He was a copy editor for Larry Flynt Publications; managing editor of RIP, a heavy-metal music magazine; a text-book production editor; and managing editor of Radio & Records, a radio-industry trade magazine.
Lange published his first short story in 1994, in New Delta Review, and his story “Bank of America” was selected for inclusion in Best American Mystery Stories of 2004. His collection Dead Boys was published in the U.S. by Little, Brown in 2007, in Italy by Einaudi and in France by Albin Michel. His novel This Wicked World was published by Little, Brown in June 2009 and will also be published in France and Italy.
Lange was the 2008 recipient of the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a finalist for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2009.
Dennis’s stories have appeared in Parting Gifts, Quarterly West, the Colorado Review, New Stories from the Southwest, and other journals. He is the winner of an AWP Intro Journals Award, a James Kirkwood Award for Fiction through UCLA, and a Special Mention in the 2008 Pushcart Prize. Dennis holds an MFA from Antioch University and is currently revising his first novel.