MAR 2016 | Books
Scott Alexander Hess earned his MFA in creative writing from The New School, in New York City. He blogs for the Huffington Post, and his writing has appeared in Genre Magazine, The Fix, and elsewhere. Hess co-wrote Tom in America, an award-winning short film starring Sally Kirkland and Burt Young. The Butcher’s Sons is his third novel and was named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Hess now lives in Manhattan. He spoke with The Brooklyn Rail’s Books editor Joseph Salvatore in Hell’s Kitchen, the setting for The Butcher’s Sons.
by Michelle Standley
DEC 15-JAN 16 | ArtSeen
Berlin is a divided city. Its inhabitants’ polarized reactions to the sudden influx of thousands of refugeesfrom acts of arson to massive volunteer campaignsreveal a city torn between fear of change and a desire to embrace it.