Title: Pow Wow
Author: Mitch Berman and Susanne Lee
Date: 6 August, 2011 7:30 pm

Location:
The Book Attic
Cockloft, 2 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong
Book Launch
Specialised in book restoration
Introduction:
A comprehensive collection of American short fiction from such authors as Zora Neale
Hurston, Chester Himes, Robert Coover, Bharati Mukherjee, Benjamin Franklin, Jimmy
Santiago Baca, Ntozake Shange, Mark Twain, Grace Paley, Russell Banks, Langston
Hughes, Gertrude Stein and James Alan McPherson.

“Ishmael Reed has made a career of taking the canon and blowing it to smithereens… Pow
Wow is big, diverse, messy, all over the place – just like American literature itself.”   – Los
Angeles Times

“Molten and magical tales that dramatically explore the consequences of our attitudes
toward race, ethnicity, gender, class and sexuality .... a live-wire, from-sea-to-shining-sea
collection in which we hear America singing.”   – Booklist

"Another wonderful anthology from Reed.”   
– Library Journal

Author Biography:
Mitch Berman’s short fiction has been nominated for seven Pushcart Prizes, receiving
special mentions from the Pushcarts and Best American Short Stories. He has taught
creative writing at the University of Texas and San Jose State University, and his fiction
has appeared in TriQuarterly, Antioch Review, Witness, Agni, Southwest Review, Boulevard
and Gettsyburg Review. His novel Time Capsule was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Susanne Lee has been a film curator, adjunct professor and international business girl who
worked in the World Trade Center and was spared by wanderlust. She has published in
Giant Robot, the Village Voice, the Nation, the L.A. Times and Asiaweek. Another part of
her story in Pow Wow also appeared in the Guardian UK's Orange Openings
Contest.