Henry Hoke presents "The Groundhog Forever," with Katherine Faw
April 27, 2021, 7:30 PM
Henry Hoke joins us to present his debut novel, The Groundhog Forever, in conversation with Katherine Faw. This program will take place on Zoom. Register here:
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The Groundhog Forever, Henry Hoke's debut novel, shadows two film students in early-millennial Manhattan as they become stuck in the vicious sequel to a cherished movie. What follows is a high-concept novel of queer friendship, celebrity worship, and artistic immortality. Today is the last day of the best of your life.
Henry Hoke is the author of The Groundhog Forever, the story collection Genevieves, and The Book of Endless Sleepovers. Recent work appears in The Offing, Electric Literature, Hobart, Carve and the Catapult anthology Tiny Crimes. He co-created the performance series Enter>text in Los Angeles, and teaches at the University of Virginia Young Writers Workshop. Sticker, a memoir, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons.
Born to Alabamians, Henry grew up in the south and earned his BFA from New York University. He holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, where he taught from 2014-2019. He has curated events at the &Now Festival, Machine Project, the Neutra VDL House and the Poetic Research Bureau. His play At Sundown premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and his short film Taking Shape screened on HBO. He lives in Brooklyn.
Katherine Faw is the author of Ultraluminous, an Indie Next pick, which was named a best book of the year by The New Yorker, BOMB, and Vulture. Her debut novel, Young God, was long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and named a best book of the year by The Times Literary Supplement, The Houston Chronicle, BuzzFeed, and more. She was born in North Carolina. She lives in New York.