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Thomas Beller


1718 was excited to have Thomas Beller read on Tuesday, April 1st.

Thomas Beller is the author of two books of fiction, Seduction Theory, and The Sleep-Over Artist, and a collection of personal essays, How To Be a Man. He co-founded and was, for twenty years, co-editor of Open City Magazine and Books, and founded and continues to publish Mr.Beller’s Neighborhood. Beller attended Vassar College (BA), and Columbia University (MFA). His short stories, essays, and reportage have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including The New York TimesVoguePloughsharesThe Southwest ReviewSlateGuernica, and Salon. Quite recently, a selection from Beller’s book, The Sleep-Over Artist, was featured on This American Life. He likes to play basketball and sometimes writes about it. He divides his time between New York and New Orleans, where he teaches writing at Tulane University. His newest book, a biography of J.D. Salinger titled The Escape Artist, is now available.

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He read some new work––an excerpt of fiction and a humorous nonfiction essay––for us.


Photography by Julia Taylor


Above are some of Beller’s older works that were sold by the wonderful Maple Street Books after the reading.


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