A Lucky Man
- “Each story is a trenchant exploration of race and class, vividly conveying the tension between social codes of masculinity and the vulnerable, volatile self.”—The New Yorker
Jamel Brinkley’s stories, in a debut that announces the arrival of a significant new voice, reflect the tenderness and vulnerability of black men and boys whose hopes sometimes betray them, especially in a world shaped by race, gender, and class—where luck may be the greatest fiction of all.
Graywolf Literary Salon: Voices for Our Time
Join us for the Third Annual Graywolf Literary Salon
The 2018 Graywolf Literary Salon: Voices for Our Time will feature Jamel Brinkley (A Lucky Man), Tarfia Faizullah (Registers of Illuminated Villages), and Wayétu Moore (She Would Be King) in conversation with Graywolf Director and Publisher Fiona McCrae and Executive Editor Jeff Shotts. Music will be provided by the Davu Seru Trio.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
105 North First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
All proceeds support Graywolf Press, a nonprofit publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of twenty-first century American and international literature. Reserve your place today!
- Bookmark Ticket $35
- Doors open at 7:00pm
- Includes valet parking, one free drink, and admission to the program
- Publisher Ticket $160
- Reception starts at 6:00pm
- Includes VIP reception with free drinks and delicious appetizers, valet parking, signed books by the featured authors, and admission to the program
- “[A Lucky Man] may include only nine stories, but in each of them, Brinkley gives us an entire world.”—NPR.org
- “The stories hit with a silent thunder that reverberates within you long after you’ve finished them.”—San Francisco Chronicle
- “Brinkley’s collection A Lucky Man, already creating waves within the literary sphere, manages to be simultaneously polemical and immersive, in a series of tenderly insightful studies of masculinity, race, and the scars of history.”—Entertainment Weekly
- “Through pages of peerless prose and startlingly sharp sentences, what ultimately emerges is a constantly reframed argument about the role and power of masculinity, where vulnerability pulses beneath a skin of self preservation.”—Los Angeles Times