The Book Cellar
Join us at The Book Cellar to celebrate Nelsen Algren Award winning author Jeremy T. Wilson and his debut story collection, Adult Teeth (Tortoise Books) in conversation with Billy Lombardo.
About the Author:
Jeremy T. Wilson is a former winner of the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award for short fiction. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in literary magazines such as The Carolina Quarterly, The Florida Review, Hobart, Sonora Review, Third Coast and other publications. He holds an MFA from Northwestern University and teaches creative writing at The Chicago High School for the Arts. He lives in Evanston, Illinois with his wife and daughter.
About Adult Teeth:
A suburban lawyer obsessively searches for her out-of-work husband's sex doll; a grieving man buys a parrot for the stranger who saved his life; a retired Florida lineman discovers a power more vital than electricity. In his debut collection Adult Teeth, award-winning short story writer Jeremy T. Wilson skillfully presents a cast of compelling characters who grapple with life's big concerns: marriage, friendship, parenthood, death. With heartbreak and humor, these twelve stories explore the brutal truth that for all these characters, as for all of us, time is lying in wait, ready to punch us in the mouth.
About Billy Lombardo:
Billy Lombardo is the author of three books of fiction. The Man with Two Arms, How to Hold a Woman, The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories,and one book of something else, Meanwhile, Roxy Mourns. He is the 2011 Nelson Algren Fiction Award winner and the founder and managing editor of Polyphony Lit,a student-run, international literary magazine for high school writers and editors. He teaches English literature and creative writing at the Latin School of Chicago.