Discussing Mason's most recent book A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth, winner of the Simpson Library Project Joyce Carol Oates Prize and the Northern California Book Award for fiction. This event is hosted by Ashby Village. To register on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83908237472. For further information: email@example.com or call 510.204.9200. Donations to Ashby Village encouraged.
These stories--among them a National Magazine Award and a Pushcart Prize winner--cap a fifteen-year project. From the Nile's depths to the highest reaches of the atmosphere, from volcano-racked islands to an asylum on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, these are tales of ecstasy, epiphany, and what the New York Times Magazine called the "struggle for survival...hand to hand, word to word."
"An enchanting cabinet of curiosities and wonders....Mason is one of our best historical novelists, creating panoramas of rich detail, propulsive plot, and artful character development....In his first story collection, he shows how quickly and completely he can immerse readers in a foreign place and time....Nine tales of human endurance, accomplishment, and epiphany told with style and brio."-- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Daniel Mason is also the author of The Piano Tuner, A Far Country, and The Winter Soldier. His stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Harper's, Zoetrope, and Lapham's Quarterly. A recipient of a fellowship from the NEA, he is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Stanford.
Diane Del Signore is Executive Director of the Simpso Literary Project.