October 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
Prairie Lights

Punk music and fashion trailblazer Richard Hell will join novelist Katherine Faw (Ultraluminous, Young God) and Iowa City writers Paloma Yannakakis and Marcus Brown.

Richard Hell is a writer, punk musician, and fashion trailblazer. His groundbreaking 1977 album Blank Generation, seminal to the creation of punk, was recently re-released in a two-disk 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition. His autobiography, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp, was published in 2013. His most recent book is a collection of essays, Massive Pissed Love. He lives in New York and is at work on a new novel.

Katherine Faw is the author of the novel Ultraluminousnamed a best book of the year by The New Yorker, BOMB, and Vulture. "Ultraluminous is a sort of American Psycho from the prostitute’s point of view, a damning, often hilarious account of toxic masculinity and Wall Street money culture." ―The New Yorker

Katherine Faw is also the author of Young God, which was named a best book of the year by The Times Literary Supplement and BuzzFeed. She lives in Brooklyn.