Meet the author! Dagoberto Gilb
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Texas author Dagoberto Gilb is known for his spare, crisp writing style and his topics, which focus on “working-class men who are slowly awakening to their ineptitude at relationships, who have a hard time shaking off old addictions, and who can’t quite move their careers out of neutral” (Kirkus Reviews), with a special focus on the experiences of Mexican-American men. Mr. Gilb’s newest book, Before the End, After the Beginning, is a collection of short stories that revisits his perennial themes. Written during a period of recovery and rehabilitation after a stroke he suffered in 2009, it also explores themes of morality, physical frailty, prejudice and family. You’ll have a chance to hear Mr. Gilb speak at the Central Library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2. The same event will also feature some of San Antonio’s rising literary lights. Mark your calendar and plan to join us for a session with an author whose work has appeared in Harper’s and The New Yorker. It’s free and everyone is invited (and the first hour of parking in the Library parking garage is free with a validated ticket.)
Speaking of authors, have you ever wanted to write a book yourself? Then join the San Antonio Public Library for National Novel Writing Month, November 1-30. This is your chance to put words to paper in a supportive, quiet environment. The goal is 50,000 words (a complete novel) by the end of November. For more information, please go to our online calendar, or pick up a copy of our “Bookmarks” calendar at any Library location.