Celebrate the ultimate outsider with Dale Peck, Gary Indiana and friends. Rejected by the literary mainstream, Dick was marginal, weird and defiant until 1982, the year he died, when Ridley Scott based “Bladerunner” on his dangerously prescient Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Since then, ten of his stories and books have been adapted into major Hollywood films and his books have been included in the Library of America and cited as a major influence on an entire generation of writers, but he remains the quintessential literary outsider.
Saturday September 15th, 6-6:45, at Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th St, East Village. Part of Lit Crawl, the event will be followed by an evening of bar-hopping.
Dale Peck is one of the founders of Mischief + Mayhem as well as the author of twelve books, including, most recently, The Garden of Lost and Found, about which the New York Times raved:* “Read the book[...]!” Other books include Martin and John, Hatchet Jobs, and Sprout, which won the inaugural Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Young Adult fiction. A recipient of of a Guggenheim fellowship, two O. Henry Awards, and a Pushcart Prize, he lives in New York City with his husband, and teaches in the Writing Program of the New School.
Lisa Dierbeck is co-founder of Mischief + Mayhem, “the book industry’s new danger brigade,” (The New York Observer). She is the author of the novels The Autobiography of Jenny X and One Pill Makes You Smaller. She has contributed to numerous anthologies and to such publications as The New York Times Book Review, the Boston Globe, O, the Oprah Magazine, The New York Observer and many others.
Gary Indiana is the acclaimed author of the novels Horse Crazy, Rent Boy, Resentment, and Depraved Indifference, as well as the nonfiction books Three Month Fever: the Andrew Cunanan Story, The Schwarzenegger Syndrome, and Andy Warhol and the Can That Sold the World. His widely celebrated crticism and reportage has been gathered in two collections: Let It Bleed and Utopia’s Debris, and he has also written, directed and acted in a variety of plays and documentary and dramatic films.
* in the primary sense of the term, “to talk wildly, as in delirium.”