Join Midtown Reader for an evening with Gabriel Bump, author of the novel EVERYWHERE YOU DON'T BELONG. Mr. Bump will be in conversation with author and FSU creative writing professor Ravi Howard.
ABOUT THE BOOK
"A comically dark coming-of-age story about growing up on the South Side of Chicago, but it's also social commentary at its finest, woven seamlessly into the work...Bump's meditation on belonging and not belonging, where or with whom, how love is a way home no matter where you are, is handled so beautifully that you don't know he's hypnotized you until he's done." -- Tommy Orange, The New York Times Book Review
Percolating with fierceness and originality, attuned to the ironies inherent in our twenty-first-century landscape, EVERYWHERE YOU DON'T BELONG marks the arrival of a brilliant young talent.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gabriel Bump grew up in South Shore, Chicago. His nonfiction and fiction have appeared in Slam magazine, the Huffington Post, Springhouse Journal, and other publications. He was awarded the 2016 Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award for Fiction. He received his MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He lives in Buffalo, New York.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Ravi Howard is the author of two books of fiction, LIKE TREES, WALKING (HarperCollins, 2007) and DRIVING THE KING (HarperCollins, 2015). In addition to being selected as a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, LIKE TREES, WALKING won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence (2008). His short fiction has appeared in Salon, Massachusetts Review, Silent Beaches, Untold Stories, Saw Palm, and Alabama Noir. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, Atlanta, and Gravy, and he has recorded commentary and fiction for NPR’s All Things Considered. He is currently an assistant professor in the creative writing program at Florida State University.