Madison Smartt Bell at The Ivy Bookshop, Dec. 11

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Join The Ivy Bookshop on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. when award winning writer Madison Smartt Bell reads from his latest collection of short stories, Zig Zag Wanderer. (Read the Baltimore Fishbowl interview with Madison Smartt Bell here.)

In Zig Zag Wanderer‘s unique “infinite book” format, Madison Smartt Bell brings together two decades of stories set in the United States, Haiti and beyond. His sharp eye and boundless empathy toward his characters are on full display in this journey of remarkable twists and turns.

Published by the Concord Free PressZig Zag Wanderer is free to any reader, anywhere. The publisher asks only that readers make a donation to a cause they believe in or a person in need, then pass the book on so that others can give.

About the Author

Born and raised in Tennessee, Madison Smartt Bell has lived in New York and London and now lives in Baltimore. A graduate of Princeton University and Hollins College, he has taught in various creative writing programs, including the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars. Since 1984, he has taught at Goucher College, along with his wife, the poet Elizabeth Spires. He is the author of twelve novels and two collections of short stories. Bell’s eighth novel, All Souls’ Rising (the first in his Haitian Revolutionary Trilogy, which also includes Master of the Crossroads andThe Stone That the Builder Refused), was a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner award and winner of the Anisfield-Wolf award for best book of the year dealing with matters of race. He is also the author of Toussaint Louverture: A Biography. Bell’s most recent novel is The Color of Night.

Don’t miss Madison Smartt Bell at The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the Ivy Bookshop website.


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