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The Believer Presents: R.O. Kwon with Derek Palacio

  • The Writer's Block 1020 Fremont Street Las Vegas, NV 89101 USA (map)

A conversation between novelists R.O. Kwon and Derek Palacio, in support of Kwon’s highly-anticipated debut, The Incendiaries.

The Black Mountain Institute, The Believer magazine, and The Writer’s Block announce a new event series featuring critically-acclaimed authors in conversation. Our inaugural event brings R.O. Kwon into conversation with novelist Derek Palacio, in support of Kwon’s highly-anticipated debut, The Incendiaries. 

R.O. Kwon’s first novel, The Incendiaries, was published in early August by Riverhead Books. She is a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Vice, BuzzFeed, Noon, Time, Electric Literature, Playboy, San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere. She has received awards and fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Omi International, and the Norman Mailer Writers' Colony. Born in South Korea, she’s mostly lived in the United States.

Derek Palacio is the author of the novella How to Shake the Other Man and the novel The Mortifications. He is the co-director, with Claire Vaye Watkins, of the Mojave School, a free creative writing workshop for teenagers in rural Nevada.

Signing and reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public but a reservation is required, here.