Melanie S. Hatter - Malawi's Sisters & David Ebenbach - Some Unimaginable Animal — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In awarding Hatter’s novel the inaugural Kimbilio National Fiction Prize, Edwidge Danticat noted that it is “both timely and well executed,” and called it “the kind of book that might encourage and inspire in-depth conversations and … help readers think more deeply about a subject they might have mistakenly thought they knew all about." That subject is the murder of Black people and the effect the violence has on those left behind. Hatter, also the author of Let No One Weep for Me, Stories of Love and Loss and The Color of My Soul, winner of the 2011 Washington Writers Publishing House Fiction Prize, explores old and new questions about race and civil rights in 21st-century America through a compelling examination of a D.C. family dealing with the killing of one of its members.


A versatile and prolific author, Ebenbach is the author of both a chapbook and a full-length book of poetry, three collections of short stories, an award-winning novel, and a guide to the creative process. His latest work is a collection of poems that explores the vast sweep of human history—from myth to archeological remains to the legacy we today will leave for the future. In lines that are often as playful as they are richly observed, Ebenbach envisions how things might have been different “if Eden had been a city” rather than a garden, and reminds us that however dire our particular circumstances seem, “the snow / follows us just to say, get over yourselves, / we all have our problems.”


Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
Union Market
Fiction & Poetry
Malawi's Sisters (Kimbilio National Fiction Prize ) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945588303
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Published: Four Way Books - March 15th, 2019

Some Unimaginable Animal Cover Image
ISBN: 9781949039238
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Published: Orison Books - May 7th, 2019

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