BOOKS: Thaddeus Rutkowski and Charles D’Ambrosio reading at Shakespeare & Co.

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An evening of poetry and fiction with celebrated American authors Thaddeus Rutkowski and Charles D’Ambrosio. Thaddeus grew up in central Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Cornell University and The John Hopkins University. His first novel, Roughhouse was a finalist for an Asian American Literary Award. He has received four Pushcart Prize nominations.  He teaches fiction writing at the Writer’s Voice of the West Side YMCA in New York. D’Ambrosio has published two collections of short stories, The Point (finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year) and The Dead Fish Museum (winner of the 2007 Washington State Book Award for Fiction) and a collection of essays Orphans. His writings have appeared in The New Yorker, The Stranger, The Paris Review, Zoetrope All-Story, and A Public Space. D’Ambrosio was awarded the prestigious Whiting Writers’ Award and has received an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and is presently a USA Rasmuson Fellow.

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