Alexander Weinstein will be reading at Left Bank Books in the Central West End on October 27th at 7:00 pm, followed by an open mic session. Alexander is the Director of The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and the author of the short story collection Children of the New World (Picador 2016) which was chosen as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, NPR, Google, Electric Literature, and was featured by Entertainment Weekly as a Must-Read Book of 2016. Barbara Seaman, in her Booklist review, calls Weinstein’s book “Mind-blowing…In the vein of George Saunders, Rick Bass, and Alex Shakar, Weinstein writes with unfailing sensitivity and supercharged imagination, creating nuanced stories harboring a molten core of astutely satirical inquiries.” Alexander Weinstein’s fiction and interviews have appeared in Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, World Literature Today, Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2017, and Best American Experimental Writing 2017. He is a recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, and his fiction has been awarded the Lamar York, Gail Crump, Hamlin Garland, and New Millennium Prizes. He is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Siena Heights University.