Literary Arts

The Short Fiction of Barry Gifford

Mechanics Institute

Maximum Punch, Minimum Words: The Short Fiction of Barry Gifford For 40 years and at least that many printed works, Barry Gifford has been known as a writer's writer. Jonathan Lethem says he "invented his own American vernacular: William Faulkner by way of B-movie film noir, porn paperbacks, and Sun Records rockabilly." According to Elmore Leonard, Gifford "cuts right through the heart." And William Saroyan: "Barry Gifford is a great writer." Tonight he discusses his new short fiction collection, The Cuban Club, with bestselling author Tom Barbash.

Event Info
Oct 11
Wed at 6:30 pm
MI Members Free, Public $15
Mechanics Institute Library
57 Post St., San Francisco
Info: 415/393-0100
Venue: 393-0119
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