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Billy Lombardo and Dominic Smith

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Listen in to this book reading and conversation with award-winning authors Dominic Smith (Bright and Distant Shores) and Billy Lombardo (The Man with Two Arms and How to Hold a Woman) moderated by Booklist’s Donna Seaman.

Dominic Smith grew up in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Austin, Texas. He holds an MFA in writing from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly.

Billy Lombardo was born and raised in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood. He is the author of The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories, a Chicago Tribune Best Fiction of 2005 selection, How to Hold a Woman, (2009), a book of poetry/prose, Meanwhile, Roxy Mourns (2009), and The Man with Two Arms, (2010). Billy has just completed a Young Adult novella titled, The Day of the Palindrome.

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Recorded Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at the Harold Washington Library Center.

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