Granta 116: Ten Years Later
Wednesday September 7, 7pm -Reading Granta 116: Ten Years Later with poet Daisy Fried, author Whitney Terrell and Granta 116 contributor Elliott Woods A street vendor in Tunisia, a American marine going home and a signals operator on a North Korean fishing trawler. From the battlefields of Afghanistan to the streets of Mogadishu and Toronto, these are just a few of the stories in the new issue of Granta that conjure the complexity and sorrow of life since 11 September 2001. With contributions from the most insightful essayists, fiction writers, poets and visual artists working today. Daisy Fried is the author of two books of poetry, My Brother is Getting Arrested Again (2006) and She Didn't Mean to Do It (2000), both from the University of Pittsburgh Press. She was awarded Poetry's Editors Prize for Feature Article in 2009. Whitney Terrell is the author of The Huntsman, a New York Times notable book, and The King of Kings County, which was selected as a best book of 2005 by the Christian Science Monitor. He was named one of 20 "writers to watch" under 40 by members of the National Book Critics Circle. His non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Details, The New York Observer, and on National Public Radio. Elliott D. Woods is an independent writer and photographer from the United Sates. He is the writer, photographer, and multimedia producer behind Assignment Afghanistan which won a 2011 Digital Ellie from the American Society of Magazine Editors. Elliott's reporting from Gaza in the aftermath of Operation Cast Lead-- Isreal's 2009 offensive against Hamas-- earned a citation from the Overseas Press Club in 2010. Elliott is the winner of the 2010 Staige D. Blackford Prize for Non-Fiction from VQR, where he is a frequent contributor. His work has also appeared in Mother Jones, GlobalPost, and the Washington Times.