Dave King Reading

King, who lives in Brooklyn but is currently fellow at the American Academy in Rome, had previously worked as a painter when he turned to writing. In response to questions, King talked about how the novel came about, he freely spoke about the rights and responsibilities of a writer as he negotiates details such as the title with the publisher. King furthermore talked about the distinctly American setting and dialogue that many readers respond to, and commented on the film version that is in planning.

The event took place in cooperation with the American Consulate General and the Haus des Buches.

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