Thomas Lynch has been very busy lately with his recently released book Apparition & Late Fictions. A former Birmingham Brother Rice grad, Lynch and his family are well-known in the area for their family’s funeral services rather than their literary output. However, Thomas Lynch’s mortuary skills have definitely become secondary in note of interest for avid readers.
Apparition is Lynch’s first work of fiction. His book The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade was selected by the The National Book Foundation as a finalist in the non-fiction category a few years back. In addition to numerous awards, Lynch has also penned three collections of poems and three books of essays. Definitely make the trip to Mr. Lynch’s site and check out his Utne interview Thomas Lynch on Sex, Death, and Poetry among others. You might also take a look at the New York Times review piece, Life With Death.
The next stop on Mr. Lynch’s calendar of Michigan appearances will take place at Borders in Birmingham. This discussion and signing of his debut work of fiction is scheduled for Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 7:00 PM.
Other Events of Note
Also on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm, author Jill Wilkinson will be at the Troy Public Library for her presentation on creative writing and to share her first novel Downsized: A Contemporary Novel on Not Giving Up.
Book Beat’s reading group will also meet on April 28th at 7:00 pm at the Goldfish Teahouse in Royal Oak. The title to be discussed is There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby: Scary Fairy Tales (no, I’m not kidding) by Russian author and playwright Petrushevskaya. For more, link to Book Beat’s site here.
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-Post by Megan Shaffer