KYLE WINKLER in conversation with DAN CHAON

Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Kyle Winkler, author of Grasshands will be in conversation with Dan Chaon on Saturday, February 24th at 7 p.m.

Grasshands is an enchanting and lovely dark fantasy novel, with echoes of Bradbury, Jackson, and Gaiman–yet its own, startlingly original creation. Kyle Winkler is a distinctive and inventive young writer with an exciting future ahead of him.” –Dan Chaon

“In his novel Grasshands, Kyle Winkler once again renders the deeply familiar pervasively uncomfortable. I find no place to rest in his work, where time keeps shifting, good and evil constantly switch positions like mobile surfaces on a semantic Rubik’s cube, and the nostalgia of beloved fairy tales clashes with the modern reality of bills, eviction, imperfect love, and existential uncertainty. Grasshands is both mournful and hopeful, passionate and disappointed; a gorgeous romp through the conflicted folklore of our everyday lives.” –Joe Koch

Kyle Winkler is an Associate Professor of English at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. He received a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Pittsburgh and an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. He also is a faculty member in the MFA program at Ashland University, teaching horror and speculative fiction writing. 

Dan Chaon is the author of several books, including Sleepwalk and Ill Will. Other works include the short story collection Stay Awake (2012), a finalist for the Story Prize; the national bestseller Await Your Reply; and Among the Missing, a finalist for the National Book Award. Chaon's fiction has appeared in the Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart Prize Anthologies, and the O. Henry Collection. He has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction and the Shirley Jackson Award, and he was the recipient of an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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1820 Coventry Rd,
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Grasshands By Kyle Winkler Cover Image
ISBN: 9781685101176
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Published: JournalStone - January 19th, 2024

Sleepwalk: A Novel By Dan Chaon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250871138
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - May 23rd, 2023