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Meet Authors Ed Lin and Special Guests Fri Oct 21 - 7pm

Giant Robot presents: MEET THE AUTHORS 7pm Friday Oct 21st at Giant Robot 2 Gallery (GR2) 2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA, CA 90025. (424) 2GO-ROBO Parking is difficult, so please prepare. Ed Lin with special guests: Naomi Hirahara, and traci kato-kiriyama. Ed Lin is on tour from New York for his new novel, Incensed. The four authors will be reading excerpts from their respective writings. We'll have copies of Incensed and his previous title Ghost Month (in softcover).  We will see you here. 

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Matthew Specktor at GR2 Sunday 2-3pm

  “With coolness and precision, Specktor comes across as a West Coast Saul Bellow in this sweeping narrative, but his energetic, pop-infused prose is markedly his own.” —Booklist “Specktor’s book deserves a special space in the L.A. canon, somewhere looking up at Pynchon and Chandler. Even as the narrator searches through his past to uncover the truth about his family, the author is searching, too.” —LA Weekly “…Matthew Specktor’s American Dream Machine [is] a big and generous novel that functions both as elegy for a recent past and fictional anthropology . . . .it evokes a world with casual ease and unexpected tenderness, recalling and referencing lots of other fiction (both Hollywood and non) while contriving to establish its unique authority.” —LA...

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GR2: Beau Sia and Amber Tamblyn Reading (Video)

This is Beau Sia and Amber Tamblyn reading at GR2. Beau Sia’s new book The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time. (Sorry about the delay in getting these up. It does take a long time to upload an HD video even if it’s a cellphone video. Enjoy the readings. We’ll keep trying to add video as much as we can!) [youtube]ZC6DZlfopRA[/youtube] [youtube]1qWYXTm93mc[/youtube] [youtube]JZ5jEf1HOyI[/youtube]

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GR2 Friday May 25th 8pm Tongue and Groove Author Readings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tongue and Groove – Author Readings Friday 5/25 8pm Giant Robot 2  2062 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025 310-445-9276 In celebration of National Asian American/Pacific Islanders Heritage month, Conrad Romo’s Tongue and Groove Series will make an appearance at Giant Robot 2 featuring Frannie Choi, Chiwan Choi, Ed Lin, Traci Kato Kiriyama and others bios Chiwan Choi is a writer, editor, teacher, and publisher Abductions is his second book of poetry. Ed Lin is the author of Waylaid,This Is a Bust and Snakes Can’t Run. Lin, who is of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. The native New Yorker’s latest book is One Red Bastard, by Minotaur. He’ll be...

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Novels Written on Cellphones Become Hits

Cellphone novels? Some of you will cringe and those of you who slave over syntax of your words via computer are probably about to get mad. In Japan, authors actually create “literature” via text messages. This is an amazing feat and it’s working out. This story tells of a 21 year old, Rin who’s debut novel sold 400,000 copies and became number 5 in 2007. Our world definitely has changed, and how a novel can be written originally from texts is baffling, and they sell too? It continues to grow, even the list from last year, yields 5 of the top 10 best selling books. Imagine, seeing a person texting is no longer just sending a message, but it’s actually...

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