Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Presenting Ayad Akhtar, Author of American Dervish, at Boswell, rescheduled for Friday, January 13, 7 pm
I'm excited to note that Ayad Akhtar will be speaking/reading/signing at Boswell for a special Milwaukee launch of American Dervish, now scheduled for Friday, January 13 (note: this was edited after publication). Since I met Akhtar at a pre-publication author dinner last fall, I can tell you that he is an erudite speaker (and I assume reader), full of charisma and wit. Yes, I know this is beginning to sound like an author crush. But isn't that a little about the allure of these events? The best ones, the Ann Patchetts and Jeffrey Eugenideses and Geraldine Brookses and T.C. Boyleses (did I really have to use so many authors whose names end in "s" and their ridiculous pluralization issues?), are nothing if not charmers.
For more information on Ayad Akhtar, visit his website.