Live Prose: John Jeremiah Sullivan and Nathaniel Rich

Event: Nov 21, 2011
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Photography: John Jeremiah Sullivan by Harry Taylor; Nathaniel Rich by Hannah Welling.
Photography: John Jeremiah Sullivan by Harry Taylor; Nathaniel Rich by Hannah Welling.

The final installment of the fall season of Room 220‘s Live Prose at the Antenna Gallery reading series, November’s event is not to be missed.

Read the Room 220 interview with John Jeremiah Sullivan.

John Jeremiah Sullivan, Southern editor of The Paris Review, will celebrate the launch of his new book of essays, Pulphead, which is fast gaining status among literary critics as the finest book of creative nonfiction in a decade. It is a collection of Sullivan’s best magazine writing, including pieces for GQ, Oxford American, The Paris Review, and Harper’s. Wells Tower called it “the most inspired book of essays since David Foster Wallace’s A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again,” a sentiment echoed by The New York Times Book Review. Its profiles range from Michael Jackson and Axl Rose to unknown Delta bluesmen and an eccentric 19th-century naturalist, plus former Real World stars and the last living member of the Southern Agrarians.

Nathaniel Rich is a former editor at The Paris Review, author of the novel The Mayor’s Tongue, and an accomplished narrative nonfiction writer in his own right. He contributes to Harper’s, Bookforum, New York Review of Books, and Rolling Stone, among other publications, and is handy with a pair of trousers when you need them (if you happen to be Clancy Martin). He lives in New Orleans.

As always, the event is free and complimentary libations will be available, served by Press Street’s own Anne Gisleson. Donations are welcome.