Book lovers, now is your chance to hear from a panel of serious readers about the current books they are reading and recommending, and those soon-to-be published that they are excited about. Gramercy Books owner Linda Kass will moderate the panel, which will include 30-year Bexley Public Library veteran Debbie Brannigan, well-known WOSU Public Media book critic Kassie Rose, and acclaimed author Nick White. The discussion will focus on what recently released books are at the top of the pile of the panelists’ nightstands and what are they looking forward to reading in early 2020. Kass will share some titles to be published through the summer that she’s excited about. This is a Gramercy Salon@2424 program not to be missed!
Bexley Public Library, Ohio State’s Creative Writing Program, and WOSU Public Media are Gramercy’s Community Partners for this exclusive program.
Debbie Brannigan hails from the east side of Columbus and grew up going to the Bexley Public Library. She graduated from Ohio State University and was drawn back to the Bexley Library where it has been her pleasure to work for more than thirty years. Her reading recommendations are always closely followed.
Kassie Rose is the book critic for WOSU Public Media, 89.7 FM, a National Public Radio member station broadcasting throughout central Ohio. She discusses books with WOSU host Christopher Purdy on Allsides Weekend: Books and also reviews books for broadcast. An avid reader and book collector, Kassie is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the Aldus Society, which is a local chapter of the national Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies (FABS). She writes about books on her blog TheLongestChapter.com.
Originally from Mississippi, Nick White is the author of the novel How to Survive a Summer and the story collection Sweet and Low. He is an Assistant Professor of English at The Ohio State University's MFA Program in Creative Writing. His short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in a variety of places, including The Kenyon Review, Guernica, Catapult, The Hopkins Review, Indiana Review,The Literary Review, Lit Hub, and elsewhere.
Linda Kass is the founding owner and event curator for Gramercy Books. She began her career as a magazine writer and correspondent for regional and national publications. Her work has previously appeared in TIME, The Detroit Free Press, Columbus Monthly, and more recently, Full Grown People, The MacGuffin and Kenyon Review Online. She is the author of the historical World War II novel Tasa’s Song (2016) and has a “novel-in-stories,” also set during WWII, coming out next September.