Monday, April 19, 2010

This Wednesday: Michael Jaime-Becerra

Coming up this Wednesday, April 21, at 5 PM at the UCI Bookstore:

Michael Jaime-Becerra reading from his novel, This Time Tomorrow.

A little overview:

Michael Jaime-Becerra grew up in El Monte, a working-class suburb of Los Angeles. He received his MFA from the University of California, Irvine and currently teaches creative writing at University of California, Riverside. His short story collection, Every Night Is Ladies' Night, was named to lists of the years' best books by The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle. It was awarded a California Book Award, the Silver Medal for a First Work of Fiction. He lives in El Monte.

“Michael Jaime-Becerra writes about a southern California that not enough people know, and This Time Tomorrow opens a window and lets readers step through into this place he loves and details so carefully and lyrically. This is a place of hidden beauty and laughter and pain, and people who sing and lament, lovers who narrow their eyes and forge ahead, music that everyone should hear now.”—Susan Straight, author of A Million Nightingales


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