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BRIAN EVENSON, ADAM HIRSCH and AMELIA GRAY discuss the anthology TINY CRIMES

Tiny Crimes (Black Balloon Publishing)

Tiny Crimes gathers leading and emerging literary voices to tell tales of villainy and intrigue in only a few hundred words. From the most hard-boiled of noirs to the coziest of mysteries, with diminutive double crosses, miniature murders, and crimes both real and imagined, Tiny Crimes rounds up all the usual suspects, and some unusual suspects, too. With illustrations by Wesley Allsbrook and flash fiction by Carmen Maria Machado, Benjamin Percy, Amelia Gray, Adam Sternbergh, Yuri Herrera, Julia Elliott, Elizabeth Hand, Brian Evenson, Charles Yu, Laura van den Berg, and more, Tiny Crimes scours the underbelly of modern life to expose the criminal, the illegal, and the depraved.

Joining us are contributors: Brian Evenson, Adam Hirsch, and Amelia Gray

Praise for Tiny Crimes

"This collection of rabbit-punch stories demonstrate the limitless power and possibilities of crime/noir, a genre not afraid to tell you all about the downtrodden and outsiders who are gonna get you and get you good. Tiny Crimes packs a big wallop." —Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World

"Tiny Crimes is like a magical locket you open and out pour so many stunning strands of universe you can barely hope to contain again. Not only is there something delightful in reading the works of our greatest authors like this side by side; there is something so deliciously subversive in this anthology's insistence that all sorts of enormities be delivered as diminutive. Microfiction here means the classical, the experimental, the transgressive, the mannered, the American, the transnational—no matter where we go within it, this restless unsettling gem of a collection is unforgettable." —Porochista Khakpour, author of Sick

Brian Evenson is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection A Collapse of Horses (Coffee House Press 2016) and the novella The Warren (Tor.com 2016). He has also recently published Windeye (Coffee House Press 2012) and Immobility (Tor 2012), both of which were finalists for a Shirley Jackson Award. His novel Last Days won the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel of 2009. His novel The Open Curtain (Coffee House Press) was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an International Horror Guild Award. He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship. His work has been translated into French, Italian, Greek, Japanese, Persian, Russian, Spanish, Slovenian, and Turkish. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the Critical Studies Program at CalArts.

Adam Hirsch is a writer and director living in Los Angeles. His films have screened at major festivals around the world. His last screenplay The Trust was produced starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood, and released internationally. He is currently at work on his first novel.

Amelia Gray is the author of five books, most recently Isadora (FSG). Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is a winner of the NYPL Young Lion and of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. She lives in Los Angeles.

Photo by Meiko Takechi Arquillos

Event date: 
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery and Murder Cover Image
By Lincoln Michel (Editor), Nadxieli Nieto (Editor)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781936787876
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Black Balloon Publishing - June 5th, 2018