Authors for the March KGB Reading Series

Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel, hosts of the Fantastic Fiction at KGB Reading Series, present two readers for March.

The first reader is Ellen Kushner. Her cult classic novel, Swordspoint, introduced readers to the setting to which she's since returned in The Privilege of the Sword, The Fall of the Kings (written with Delia Sherman), and a growing handful of related short stories. She has recorded all three novels as audiobooks, and Swordspoint won an Audie and Audiofile Earphones Award. Ellen was also the longtime host of the National Public Radio show Sound & Spirit, for which she created several one-woman shows. She is currently working on new novel in the "Swordspoint" series. She lives in New York City with Delia Sherman, and travels a lot.

David D. Levine, author of over fifty published science-fiction and fantasy stories, will also be reading that night. His work has appeared in a number of magazines, including Asimov's, Analog, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Realms of Fantasy, and has won or been nominated for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and Campbell. He lives in Portland, Oregon and co-edits the fanzine Bento with his wife Kate Yule. His Web page can be found at http://www.daviddlevine.com.

The readings will be held Wednesday, March 19, 7 p.m., at the KGB Bar, 85 East 4th St. (just off 2nd Ave., upstairs), New York City. For more information, please go to http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org. Books by the authors will be available for purchase from Word Bookstore.

Readings are free. The Fantastic Fiction readings are sponsored, in part, by Cemetery Dance Publications. Subscribe to the mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kgbfantasticfiction/.