New Haven Noir: Amy Bloom with Roxana Robinson and Jane Ciabattari

"New Haven in not a tourist kind of town… It’s a noir kind of town. I love New Haven. I asked other writers who have the same odd, deep affection for the city that I do to tell me their stories. Michael Cunningham, Roxana Robinson, Stephen L. Carter, Alice Mattison, John Crowley. And more. We’ve got the darkly funny, the darker, the ineffable, and the deeply brooding. What we’ve got for you, right here . . . is New Haven." Amy Bloom

Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. New Haven may be best known for Yale University, but its criminal dimensions run as deep as anywhere else on the Eastern Seaboard. Whether the setting is a college campus, the waterfront, East Rock, The Hill, or Wooster Square, the stories in this volume bring the full city to life—and death.

Amy Bloom is the author of three novels, three collections of short stories, a children’s book and a collection of essays. She has been a nominee for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short StoriesPrize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and numerous anthologies here and abroad. She has written for The New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineThe Atlantic Monthly, among many other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award for Fiction. Her best-selling novel, Away, was an epic story about a Russian immigrant. Her most recent and best-selling novel, Lucky Us, (Random House) came out in 2014. She lives in Connecticut and taught at Yale University for the last decade. She is now Wesleyan University’s Distinguished University Writer in Residence and the editor of New Haven Noir

Roxana Robinson is the author of nine books: five novels, including Cost; three collections of short stories; and the biography Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life. Her work has appeared in The New YorkerThe AtlanticHarper’s Magazine, The New York TimesThe Washington PostBookForumBest American Short StoriesTin House and elsewhere. She teaches in the Hunter MFA Program and divides her time between New York, Connecticut, and Maine. She has received fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation and is the President of the Authors Guild. 

Jane Ciabattari is the author of the short-story collections Stealing The Fire and California Tales. Her reviews, interviews, and cultural reporting have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Daily Beast, the Paris Review, the Boston GlobeThe GuardianBookforumChicago TribuneLos Angeles TimesWashington Post, and among others. She is a current vice president/online and former president of the National Book Critics Circle.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

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New Haven Noir (Akashic Noir) Cover Image
By Amy Bloom (Editor)
ISBN: 9781617755415
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Akashic Books - July 25th, 2017