Frederick Reiken is the author of three novels, most recently Day For Night, which was published to great acclaim this year. London’s Daily Telegraph cited Reiken as one of the “10 rising literary stars of 2010.”
His debut novel, The Odd Sea, won the Hackney Literary Award for a first novel and was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize. It was cited as one of the best first novels of the year by Library Journal and Booklist.
His follow-up, The Lost Legends of New Jersey, was a national bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and a Best Book of the Year for both the Los Angeles Times and the Christian Science Monitor.
His short stories have appeared in publications including The New Yorker, Glimmer Train, Gulf Coast, and the Western Humanities Review, and his essays have appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle.
Formerly a news reporter, columnist, and nature writer, he currently serves as the director of the graduate program in writing at Emerson College. He lives in western Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.
Festival Event: Past Imperfect
Thursday, October 21 @ 6:30