(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Novelists Bill Peters and Nathan Larson will read from and sign copies of their recent novels at Basilica Hudson on Monday, September 24, 2012, at 7pm. Following the reading, Peter and Larson will discuss “New York Cities as Supporting Characters: The Way Cities Can Act as a Character” in fiction. Peters portrays economically stagnant Rochester, N.Y., in his novel, Maverick Jetpants in the City of Quality, and Larson’s The Nervous System takes place in a post-apocalyptic New York City. The event, a joint effort by Basilica Hudson, Akashic Books and Black Balloon Publishing, is free and open to the public.
Originally from Rochester, Bill Peters has received fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for his fiction. As an editor and journalist, he co-produced four arts and entertainment publications for the Springfield Republican daily newspaper and is now an editor for the New York Times News Service. He lives in Gainesville, Fla. This is his first book.
Nathan Larson is best known as an award-winning film music composer, having created the scores for over thirty movies, including Boys Don’t Cry, Dirty Pretty Things, and Margin Call. His highly acclaimed debut novel, The Dewey Decimal System, was published in the spring of 2011. In the 1990s, he was the lead guitarist for the influential progpunk outfit Shudder to Think. Larson lives in Harlem with his wife and son.
The Basilica Hudson is a reclaimed 19th century factory, converted into an art and performance space for the artistic and cultural community at large. Located just steps from the Hudson Amtrak Station, on the waterfront in historic Hudson, N.Y., the Basilica Hudson’s striking industrial architecture makes it a unique location for diverse events ranging from music and film festivals to art exhibitions, independent theater, and dance performances.