Authors: Their thoughts become compelling narratives that fill libraries. But how did they get that way? Louisville’s well-published Kirby Gann has the sure answer: They read. A lot. And along the way was at least one book that … “marked” them. Ig Publishing has started a series of smart, autobiographical paperbacks in which authors reflect on their appreciation for a book that threw their literary life into gear. This isn’t Cliff Notes. “John Knowles’ ‘A Separate Peace’: Bookmarked” is both unique criticism of a classic, and a direct hotline recounting the start of Gann’s literary life. He’ll be at Carmichael’s discussing how books influence a writer’s vision and sensibility.
Thursday, May 12Carmichael’s Bookstore
7 p.m. | Free