The writer and translator Patrick Phillips will read this Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 8pm at Russell House.
Phillips’ most recent book, Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, is an urgent and meticulously researched text about racist violence in early twentieth century Georgia. It has been named a Best Book of 2016 by Publisher’s Weekly and an Editor’s Choice by the New York Times Book Review. It is a finalist for the American Library Association’s Andrew Carnegie Medal.
Phillips is the recipient of Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships. He is the author of several books of poetry, and his most recent collection of poems, Elegy for a Broken Machine, was a finalist for the National Book Award.
A reception and book signing will follow the reading.