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January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

A Tribute to Denis Johnson


January 19, 2018
8:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134


Books & Books is proud to celebrate the publication of the first, new story collection in twenty-five years from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson. Sadly, Denis is no longer with us, these stories were finished shortly before his death in May. Tonight, we are joined by Dana De Greff  in a reading to commemorate a writer whose work will live on for generations.


Readings from

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories

(Random House, $27)   

Friday, January 19, 8pm

Coral Gables


Denis Johnson was the author of nine novels, one novella, two books of short stories, five collections of poetry, two collections of plays, and one book of reportage. Among other honors, his novel Tree of Smoke won the 2007 National Book Award and was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, and Train Dreams was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.

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About the Reader:

Born in Miami, DANA DE GREFF is a Masters in Fine Arts candidate in fiction from the University of Miami and the Founder & Executive Director of PageSlayers Summer Camp, a 2016 Knight Arts Challenge Winner. She is the recipient of the 2016 Fred Shaw Prize in Fiction and has been accepted or awarded scholarships from Tent: Creative Writing, the Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop, and The Key West Literary Seminar. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Philadelphia Stories, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Gulf Stream Magazine, The Boston Review, The Miami Herald, and The New Tropic. In her spare time she is the Fiction Editor of Sinking City, and teaches poetry to 4th graders in Liberty City through The Sunroom.