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John Burnside in NYC

February 25th, 2010

John Burnside, the Scottish author of the terrifically spooky The Glister, will make a rare stateside appearance in New York this March. When the book was released in hardcover last year, The New York Times Book Review wrote, “Burnside’s writing conveys an almost palpable thrill of discovery, a delight in the play of his imagination over this bleak terrain, an irrepressible joy in cultivating metaphor after metaphor and seeing them all, improbably, bloom…. The emotion this brilliant and disturbing novel leaves you with is like the spooked feeling Leonard experiences at the sudden intimation of ‘some essence, some hidden principle’ in the world: ‘It takes your breath away, but you don’t know if that comes from awe or terror.’ The Glister is that kind of story. It’s terrifying, and it feels like a gift.”

Meet the author at one of the following events:
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Poems & Pints: Tuesday, March 2, 6:30pm at Fraunces Tavern with Meena Alexander

Reading: Thursday, March 4, 7:00pm at Brooklyn’s Pacific Standard with Ada Limón and Lindsay Turner