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Corey Sobel: The Redshirt

February 25 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:10 pm

Free

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The Redshirt challenges tenacious stereotypes, shedding new light on the hypermasculine world of American football.

The Redshirt is not just a novel of great beauty. It is also a reckoning and an incantation. It’s not possible to close such a novel and leave unchanged.” — Rion Amilcar Scott, author of The World Doesn’t Require You 

 

Corey Sobel will be in conversation with Kevin Nguyen, author of New Waves.

 

Corey Sobel’s debut novel, The Redshirt, was a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and one of NPR’s Favorite Books of 2020. He is a graduate of Duke University, where he was a scholarship football player and received the Anne Flexner Award for Fiction and the Reynolds Price Award for Scriptwriting. He has reported on human rights abuses in Burma, served as an HIV/AIDS researcher in Kenya, and consulted for the United Nations and other humanitarian organizations. He has written for numerous publications, including HuffPost, Esquire.com, and Chapel Hill News.

 

Check out The Redshirt at Ampersand Books


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Date:
February 25
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm
Cost:
Free
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Event Date(s)
Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:30 - 8:10 pm

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Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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(585) 473-2590
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https://wab.org/
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