Courtesy Rio Youers, from the Vienna U-Bahn!
The city of Vienna, Austria, is reading Last Night at the Lobster!
The events are as follows:
OPENING AT THE BUCH WIEN / MESSE WIEN
November 9, 12:00 – 13:30
Messe Wien, foyer of hall D
CONVERSATION WITH WOLFGANG POPP
November 9, 14:00 – 14:30
GALA EVENING IN THE VIENNA CITY HALL
November 9, 19:00 – 22:00
DISCUSSION WITH STUDENTS
Bundesrealgymnasium GRG 23
DISCUSSION WITH THE AUTHOR
November 10, 19:30
Vienna Energy World
The Friends of the Bristol Public Library invite you to a community Author Luncheon with best-selling author Stewart O’Nan, Thursday, July 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Drive, Bristol, CT. Stewart O’Nan will discuss how he came to write three books set in Connecticut (Night Country, Circus Fire and Last Night at the Lobster) and how area libraries were of help to him. Stewart will also read from his national best-selling novel, Last Night at the Lobster, based on true events in Bristol and the local area. Doors open @ 11:30 AM.
Also, in case you missed it, Last Night at the Lobster was featured on Moyers and Company:
Some investors reacted negatively to Friday’s announcement that Darden will sell the Red Lobster restaurant chain to a private equity firm for $2.1 billion.
Wall Street bankers and lawyers can argue over the wisdom of dumping the seafood restaurants for quick cash — but leave it to a novelist to consider the real cost for workers as they’re forced to deal with the upheaval of new corporate management.
From the Boston Globe:
A READER’S BOOK OF DAYS: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year
By Tom Nissley
Illustrated by Joanna Neborsky
Norton, 448 pp., $24.95
Believers in astrology will be put off by this book, because how could the zodiac really work if Thomas Mann and V. C. Andrews share a birthday (June 6)? Now, Edgar Allen Poe and Patricia Highsmith (Jan. 19) does make sense. One of those essential household objects, this book lists writers’ birthdays, death dates, and important events (such as the amputation of Arthur Rimbaud’s right leg on May 27). Even more tantalizingly, it combs through the literary landscape to highlight important fictional dates, from the Jan. 1 diary entry by Charlotte Haze in “Lolita” to Dec. 20, the date on which all of the action in Stewart O’Nan’s “Last Night at the Lobster” takes place. Terrifically fun.