Douglas Bauer, author of What Happens Next? Matters of Life and Death, will be giving readings today and tomorrow. He will be in Iowa City at Prairie Lights tonight, November 1. If you can't make it, make sure to head out to the Wonder of Words Festival tomorrow in Des Moines. Bauer will be reading at the Des Moines Public Library in the afternoon.
We hope you can join us!
Praise for What Happens Next?
"This remarkable memoir-in-essays respects time but is not enslaved to it. Bauer moves in circular fashion among incidents that foreshadow later ones and recall earlier. It's not a linear but a spiral history, which touches us and then touches again. As for the language: in each sentence each word seems the only possible choice. How easily the prose lets us read it; what artistic intensity made it that way."—Edith Pearlman, author, Binocular Vision, winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award
What Happens Next? Matters of Life and Death by Douglas Bauer