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AT SKYLIGHT: LESLIE KIRK CAMPBELL presents THE MAN WITH EIGHT PAIRS OF LEGS with ELENA KARINA BYRNE

*Please note: masks are required to enter the store, attend the event, and approach the signing table. We encourage event attendees to be vaccinated or tested in advance of the event! 

The Man with Eight Pairs of Legs (Sarabande Books)

The Man with Eight Pairs of Legs is about the ways our bodies are marked by memory, often literally – scars, tracks, tattoos – and the risky decisions we make when pushed to the extreme. Winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, this collection of short stories is a study in compassion and in passion, a must-read for our times.

Leslie Kirk Campbell’s debut short story collection, The Man with Eight Pairs of Legs (Sarabande Books) won the 2020 Mary McCarthy Prize for Short Fiction. Her award-winning stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Arts & LettersBriar Cliff ReviewSouthern Indiana Review and The Thomas Wolfe Review. A native Californian with strong ties to LA, she is director and master teacher at Ripe Fruit Writing, a creative writing program she founded in San Francisco.

A Pushcart Prize recipient, Elena Karina Byrne's publications include If This Makes You Nervous (Omnidawn, 2021), No Don’t (What Books Press), Squander (Omnidawn), MASQUE (Tupelo Press), and The Flammable Bird, (Zoo Press. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, The Paris Review, New American Writing, LARB and elsewhere. Elena is a freelance editor, Programming Consultant for The LA Times Festival of Books, Poetry Programs coordinator for The Craft Contemporary Museum, and Literary Programs Director for The Ruskin Art Club.

PRAISE FOR THE MAN WITH EIGHT PAIRS OF LEGS:

"Marvelous…sexy…harrowing." - Anthony Doerr, All the Light You Cannot See & Cloud Cuckoo Land

"Compelling…unpredictable….vibrant and vital…a memorable force." - Stuart Dybek, Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories

"Hypnotic, strange, and lovely." - Michelle Wildgen, Tin House

"Engaging…surprising…poignant." - Publishers Weekly

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Man with Eight Pairs of Legs (Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781946448880
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sarabande Books - February 1st, 2022

If This Makes You Nervous Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781632430953
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Omnidawn - November 2nd, 2021

No, Don't Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781733378987
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: What Books Press - November 1st, 2020

Squander Cover Image
$17.95
Possibly out of print. Email or call to check availability and price.
ISBN: 9781632430229
Published: Omnidawn - October 4th, 2016