Caleb Tankersley & Sequoia Nagamatsu

Two venturesome fiction writers - Caleb Tankersley here in Seattle and Minneapolis-based Sequoia Nagamatsu give this joint virtual reading for their new books here this evening. Caleb Tankersley’s debut book of stories, Sin Eaters (University of Alaska Press) is the 2021 Permafrost Prize winner, its stories having a strong Midwestern US feel to them. “Sin Eaters uses an off-kilter approach to explore religion, faith, and the oddities of what it means to be human in a vast world beyond our grasp. These rich, highly imagined stories are deeply felt and emotionally resonant with a humor that sneaks up on you.” —Julie Iromuanya. Caleb Tankersley is also the author of a poetry chapbook, Jesus Works the Night Shift, and is managing director of Split/Lip Press.

For Sequoia Nagamatsu it’s a much anticipated debut novel, How High We Go in the Dark (William Morrow), that anticipation fed by its selection as a 2022 Indie Next Pick and a Roxane Gay Audacious Book Club selection. “A book of incredible scope and ambition, a polyphonic elegy for the possible, for all that might be won and lost in the many worlds we make together: the world of our families, our civilization and our planet, the planets beyond. Sequoia Nagamatsu’s debut generates fresh wonder at all we are, plus hope for all we might become, in these unforgettable futures yet to be.” - Matt Bell.



Sin Eaters: Stories (Permafrost Prize Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781602234512
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Alaska Press - March 1st, 2022

How High We Go in the Dark: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063072640
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow - January 18th, 2022

Virtually Hosted by Elliott Bay Book Company
Friday, March 4, 2022 - 6:00pm
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