upstreet author Douglas Glover will be one of fifteen poets and prose writers reading at the tenth anniversary celebration of The Brooklyn Rail, a print and online literary journal that features critical perspectives on arts, politics, and culture. The event, hosted by Brooklyn Rail Fiction Editor Donald Breckenridge, will take place Friday, October 22, at 8:30pm in the ISSUE Project Room, Old American Can Factory, 232 Third Street, Brooklyn. Admission is five dollars; advance tickets may be purchased online.
Glover, a Canadian who lives in upstate New York, is the author of five story collections, four novels, a book of essays, and a book about novel form. He won the 2006 Writers’ Trust of Canada Timothy Findley Award. His novel Elle won the 2003 Governor-General’s Award for Fiction in English, and was a finalist for the 2005 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His essay “Don Quixote, Rosemary’s Baby, Alien, and The French Lieutenant’s Woman: Meditations on the Ideology of Closure and the Comforting Lie” was published in upstreet number four, and another essay, “Before/After History and the Novel,” in upstreet number six. His stories have also appeared in Best American Short Stories, Best Canadian Stories, The New Oxford Book of Canadian Stories, and other anthologies. He has taught at Skidmore College, Colgate University, Davidson College, and SUNY/Albany, and is currently on the faculty of Vermont College of Fine Arts.