Paul Griner will read from his new collection of short stories, Hurry Please I Want to Know, at McNally Jackson.
Paul Griner’s first book, the story collection Follow Me, was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. His next two books, the novels Collectors, and The German Woman have been published in half a dozen languages. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, Playboy, One Story, Tin House, Narrative, and Zoetrope, among others. He’s a Professor at the University of Louisville.
“Paul Griner finds surprising and inventive ways to write about a wide range of sometimes uncomfortable--but always interesting--situations. The writing is careful, precise, shocking--stylistically brilliant. The stories are sometimes surreal, but convincing all the same. They take your breath away!”
-Bobbie Ann Mason, author of The Girl in the Blue Beret and In Country
"Paul Griner's Hurry Please I Want to Know takes the reader on a sweeping tour of America–from Iraqi soldiers to prison telemarketers, from famous cartoonists to bone procurers, from missing persons to the resurrected dead–the real, the surreal and everything in-between. Griner seems to know everybody's secrets, and this astonishing collection sets out to reveal them."
–Dan Chaon, author of Await Your Reply and Stay Awake
“Paul Griner is a daredevil of a storyteller, fearless but always in control, equally adept at wild satire and sharp-edged domestic drama. Anyone who cares about the short story—or just loves good writing—should make a beeline for this remarkable collection.”