Downtown Bend: Writers Reading - Keith Rosson
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Keith Rosson reads and discusses his path to publication.
Keith Rosson reads from his novels "Smoke City" and "The Mercy of the Tide" and then talks about his path to publication and the publishing process for indie and upcoming writers. Q & A to follow reading.
Keith Rosson is the author of the novels Smoke City (2018) and The Mercy of the Tide (2017); his short fiction has appeared in Cream City Review, PANK, Redivider, Phantom Drift, and other journals. The Mercy of the Tide was recently longlisted for a Bram Stoker Award; Jason Heller of NPR called it "a beautifully gloomy meditation on how lives tangle around each other, then tighten in the face of terrorand how modern destructive evils displace the ancient ones embedded in our bones." Kirkus Reviews called Smoke City "an offbeat, strangely satisfying adventure through a land full of (literal) ghosts." He is also a legally blind illustratorwhich can sometimes be as tough as it soundswith clients including Green Day, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Warner Bros. He is a fierce advocate of public libraries and non-ironic adulation of the cassette tape.
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