Jón Gnarr is in Dallas!
The man, the mayor, the anarchist, the crossdresser, the legend himself, Jón Gnarr has made it to Dallas ahead of the icepocalypse for his reading tomorrow night at Turner House! Don’t miss out on Gnarr’s first-ever Dallas appearance tomorrow, Thursday, March 5th, at the Turner House Salon Series at Turner House in Oak Cliff, Dallas, TX. Doors are at 7pm, the event starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 for the public, $15 for members & students.
Gnarr and I will have a discussion about life, books, our friendship, and more, and he will read from Lytton Smith’s marvelous translation of The Indian, his literary debut, a memoir-novel about his brutal childhood that is somehow told with warmth and unprecedented insight into the psyche of a child lashing out at the world, which we will publish to the world on May 5th. But lucky you, Dallas audience, you have the chance to get a copy of The Indian tomorrow night and get Gnarr to sign your copy for you after the reading. If you are a Deep Vellum subscriber, come to the event and I will give you your subscriber copy in person for Gnarr to sign for you. These books are beautiful, they arrived yesterday, and review copies went out to major trade & review outlets immediately. Proud to announce these are the first books we have printed with vellum stock covers! Finally, Deep Vellum is living up to its name!
Otherwise, subscriber copies will not be mailed until the end of March or early April (I’m debating whether to send it together with the subscriber copy of Anne Garréta’s Sphinx, which publishes three weeks earlier than the Gnarr, not that the reading public gives a damn about publishing industry dates, but I’m more worried about what happens when you send someone two books at once…does that make them MORE or LESS likely to read one OR both books?!?!? Reader psychology, the type of thing that now keeps me up at night…
And for all the subscribers and supporters of Deep Vellum who were planning to join us tonight for a meet & greet with Gnarr, please note that event is now CANCELLED. The weather is already treacherous and only promises to get worse as this pouring rain hardens into ice in the next hour or two. Go home, hunker down, and come hang out tomorrow night at Turner House.