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Books & Bellinis: Inprint’s Young Professionals Mixer

Monday April 20, 2015 6:00 pm


Birraporetti’s Downtown
500 Louisana
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Hosted by Sannam and Scott Warrender

orange drinking glassesCelebrate the nerdy chic in you at Books & Bellinis: Inprint Young Professionals Mixer . . . Meet New York Times Notable authors Cristina Henríquez and Marlon James. Mingle with other bookworms and e-book aficionados while enjoying delectable drinks, savory appetizers, and great giveaways.

Free, but RSVP required below

The Party Continues . . . Following the mixer, attendees will receive free tickets to the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series event featuring Cristina Henríquez and Marlon James, 7:30 pm, at Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 501 Texas Avenue.

Henr_9780385350846_jkt_ap1_r1CRISTINA HENRÍQUEZ’s 2014 New York Times Notable Book The Book of Unknown Americans is, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “a remarkable novel that every American should read.” Set amongst a diverse immigrant community, the Washington Post praises it as “a deeply stirring story … with a simple, unadorned prose that rises to the level of poetry … without a trace of sentimentality, without an iota of self-indulgence or dogma …. The Book of Unknown Americans leaves you in thrall to its vivid characters.” Henríquez’s other two books, both published before she was 30, include The World In Half and Come Together, Fall Apart: A Novella and Stories, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection.

Marlon James credit Jeffrey SkempMARLON JAMES is, according to Russell Banks, “not just among the best of … [the] crowd of brilliant young Americo-Carribean writers coming to the table these days, he’s among the best of all the young writers, period.” His latest novel A Brief History of Seven Killings was a 2014 New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The story, which centers on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in 1976, encompasses a breathtaking array of voices. Newsweek calls it “a sweeping novel that touches on family, friendship, celebrity, art, sexuality, ghetto politics, geopolitics, drug trade, gender, race and more, sending the reader from Jamaica to New York via Miami and Cuba and back.” His other novels include John Crow’s Devil and The Book of Night Women, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.