A Virtual Evening with Paul Auster & Spencer Ostrander

A Virtual Evening with Paul Auster & Spencer Ostrander
A Virtual Evening with
Paul Auster & Spencer Ostrander
discussing Bloodbath Nation (Grove Press, $24)
An intimate and powerful rumination on American gun violence by Paul Auster in an unforgettable collaboration with photographer Spencer Ostrander.
Thursday, January 26, 8PM ET
LIVE via Crowdast
Bloodbath Nation is powerfully illustrated with over forty original black and white photographs of abandoned sites of mass shootings. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the Violence Policy Center, a non-profit organization working to stop gun death and injury through research, education, and advocacy.
Mandalay Bay Hotel. Paradise, Nevada. Oct. 1, 2017. 61 people killed; 897 injured (441 from gunfire, 456 in the ensuing chaos). (Spencer Ostrander)
Walmart. El Paso. Aug. 3, 2019. 23 people killed; 23 injured. (Spencer Ostrander)
READ PAUL’S LITHUB ARTICLE: Why Is America the Most Violent Country in the Western World?
About the Author

PAUL AUSTER is the bestselling author of 4 3 2 1, Sunset Park, The Book of Illusions, Moon Palace, and The New York Trilogy, among many other works. In 2006, he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature. His other honors include the Prix Médicis Étranger for Leviathan, the Independent Spirit Award for the screenplay of Smoke, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Burning Boy, and the Carlos Fuentes Prize for the body of his work. His most recent novel, 4 3 2 1, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is a Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

About the Photographer

SPENCER OSTRANDER was born in Seattle in 1984 and has lived in New York City for the past two decades. He has done extensive work in all forms of photography and has recently completed two other book projects: Long Live King Kobe with text by Paul Auster and Times Square in the Rain.


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