OBLONG ONLINE: Bradford Morrow, "The Forger's Daughter." In conversation with Brian Evenson

Event date: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
via Zoom

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Part mystery, part case study of the shadowy side of the book trade, and part homage to the writer who invented the detective tale, The Forger’s Daughter portrays the world of literary forgery as diabolically clever, genuinely dangerous, and inescapable, it would seem, to those who have ever embraced it. Bradford Morrow will talk about his newest novel with author Brian Evenson.

Bradofrd Morrow Image by Lily HendersonThe Forger's Daughter by Bradford MorrowBrian Evenson

Images LtoR: Bradford Morrow. Photo credit: by Lily Henderson, The Forger's Daughter, Brian Evenson

After twenty years of living life on the straight and narrow, Will finds himself drawn back to forgery, ensnared in a plot to counterfeit the rarest book in American literature: Edgar Allan Poe’s first, Tamerlane, of which only a dozen copies are known to have survived. Until now. Facing threats to his life and family, coerced by his former nemesis and fellow forger Henry Slader, Will must rely on the artistic skills of his older daughter Nicole to help create a flawless forgery of this stolen Tamerlane, the Holy Grail of American letters.

Bradford Morrow is the author of eight previous novels, including The Forgers, The Diviner’s Tale, and most recently, The Prague Sonata, as well as a short-story collection, The Uninnocent. He is the founding editor of Conjunctions and has contributed to many anthologies and journals. A professor of literature and Bard Center Fellow at Bard College, he lives in New York City.

Brian Evenson is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes and has been a finalist for the Edgar Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the World Fantasy Award. He is also the winner of the International Horror Guild Award and the American Library Association’s award for Best Horror Novel, and his work has been named in Time Out New York’s top books. His latest story collection Song for the Unraveling of the World was named one of NPR's, “Best Books of 2019," and Washington Post and New York Times' Best Horror Fiction of the year.

The Prague Sonata Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802128683
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - September 18th, 2018

Song for the Unraveling of the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781566895484
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Published: Coffee House Press - June 11th, 2019