Events at Honest Dog Books
Monday,Dec. 14, 7 p.m. CST
Author(s) Chat: Stephen Mack Jones & James Benn
Stephen Mack Jones is a published poet, award-winning playwright, and recipient of the prestigious Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship. He is the author of August Snow, winner of the Hammett Prize and the Nero Award for Literary Excellence, Lives Laid Away, and Dead of Winter (May 2021). We’ve been a fan of Stephen Mack Jones and August Snow for years. We asked him who he’d like to have a conversation with and he named James Benn—this should be fun.
James R. Benn is the author of the Billy Boyle World War II mysteries. The debut, Billy Boyle, was a Dilys Award nominee and a Book Sense top-five mystery, A Blind Goddess was longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, The Rest Is Silence was a Barry Award nominee, and The Devouring was a Macavity Award nominee. Benn, a former librarian, splits his time between the Gulf Coast of Florida and Connecticut with his wife, Deborah Mandel.
“Billy Boyle has been to some awesome places in James R. Benn’s adventurous World War II series. The U.S. Army detective was even a player at the liberation of Paris, where things went badly wrong for him. The Red Horse, which speaks to the dark side of heroism, finds Billy recuperating from that traumatic ordeal (along with a slight meth habit) at the Saint Albans Pauper Lunatic Asylum, now a convalescent hospital in the English countryside for members of the military . . . As historical detective series go, this one is extremely well-tended by an author who clearly dotes on his hero. As do we.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
Monday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m. CST
Author Chat with Ben Goldfarb
Ben Goldfarb is the author of one of our bestselling books, Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter. He is an award-winning environmental journalist who covers wildlife conservation, marine science, and public lands management, as well as an accomplished fiction writer. His work has been featured in Science, Mother Jones, The Guardian, High Country News, VICE, Audubon Magazine, Modern Farmer, Orion, World Wildlife Magazine, Scientific American, Yale Environment 360, and many other publications. He holds a master of environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and is a 2018 North American Congress for Conservation Biology journalist fellow.
Monday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m. CST
Author Chat with Christie Tate
Christie Tate walked into our bookstore last summer and we had no idea what we were in for. She is the author of the debut memoir Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life, a story of a guarded, over-achieving, self-lacerating young lawyer who reluctantly agrees to get psychologically and emotionally naked in a room of six complete strangers–her psychotherapy group–and in turn finds human connection, and herself. This is raw, thought-provoking, helpful, uplifting—we are in love with this book and this woman!