February 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Sean Preciado Genell will read from All the Help You Need, one of Paul Ingram’s Best Crime Books of the Season for 2015. All the Help You Need, from Iowa City's own Slow Collision Press, is the story of a cab driver who travels the streets of Iowa City at night with a talent for finding trouble. When he helps a fellow driver take revenge on a couple of young punks who have been robbing taxis, things spin out of control.

Sean Preciado Genell received his MFA from New York University and is author of Haulin’ Ass and Business as Usual for Little Village. He lives with his wife, Liz Preciado Genell, and daughter in Iowa City where he also fronts punk blues band Illinois John Fever.

“He is very, very funny and absolutely believable. He’s got a very, very nice style. I’m really high on this book.” —Paul Ingram

Uzodinma Okehi will read from his new novel from Hobart Press, Over for Rockwell.  Of Okehi and his book, author Sean Manning says, "If you did an X-ray of Uzodinma Okehi's vascular system it'd look like a New York City subway map. His frenetic prose perfectly captures the chaos and beauty of the boroughs. Just don't read Over for Rockwell on the train. You'll miss your stop.”  Okehi's work has appeared in Pank, Hobart, Bartleby Snopes, and he is the author of the zine, Blue Okoye. He has an MFA in writing from New York University, and lives in Brooklyn.