[Michlib-l] Michael Zadoorian - Author of The Leisure Seeker (now a major motion picture!) Coming to Kalamazoo July 17

Farrell Howe FarrellH at kpl.gov
Mon Jul 9 11:59:29 EDT 2018

July 9, 2018

Farrell Howe
Marketing and Communication Manager
Kalamazoo Public Library

Michael Zadoorian - Author of The Leisure Seeker - Coming to Kalamazoo July 17!

Kalamazoo, MI – Monday, July 9, 2018. Kalamazoo Public Library<http://www.kpl.gov/> is proud to welcome Detroit-based author Michael Zadoorian<http://www.michaelzadoorian.com/about.html>, the critically acclaimed author of The Leisure Seeker, (now a major motion picture starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland.) Zadoorian will be reading from his latest novel, Beautiful Music at Kalamazoo Public Library’s Central location<http://www.kpl.gov/cen> on Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 pm. A book sale and signing will immediately follow the presentation<http://kpl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=12693&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2018/07/09>.

​Michael Zadoorian is the author of three novels, Beautiful Music (Akashic Books), The Leisure Seeker (William Morrow) and Second Hand (W.W. Norton), and a story collection, The Lost Tiki Places of Detroit (Wayne State University Press). Zadoorian is a recipient of a Kresge Artist Fellowship in the Literary Arts, the Columbia University Anahid Literary Award, the Michigan Notable Book award, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award and was long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

His work has appeared in The Literary Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, American Short Fiction, Witness, Great Lakes Review, North American Review, The Huffington Post and the anthologies Bob Seger’s House, On The Clock, and Detroit Noir. He has worked as a copywriter, journalist, voiceover talent, shipping room clerk, and plant guard for Chrysler. A lifelong resident of the Detroit area, he lives with his wife in a 1937 bungalow filled with cats and objects that used to be in the houses of other people.

Most recently, Zadoorian has been featured in Oprah’s Summer Book Guide<http://www.oprah.com/book/summer-book-guide-beautiful-music?editors_pick_id=73904>, Michigan Public Radio<http://michiganradio.org/post/music-1970s-detroit-inspires-new-coming-age-novel>, Michigan Quarterly Review<https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/mqr/2018/06/can-music-save-us-a-review-of-michael-zadoorians-beautiful-music/>, Metro Times Summer Book Guide<https://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/notable-books-with-michigan-hooks-to-stimulate-your-mind-or-help-you-unwind/Content?oid=12699943&utm_source=widget&utm_medium=toc&utm_campaign=rightrail&utm_content=HomeThisWeek>, DIY MFA Podcast<https://diymfa.com/podcast/episode-204-michael-zadoorian>,  Free Press Profile<https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/arts/2018/05/03/novelist-michael-zadoorian-beautiful-music/571059002/>, Detroit Public Radio<https://wdet.org/posts/2018/05/06/86742-detroit-author-michael-zadoorian-releases-his-new-book-beautiful-music/>, and The Millions<https://themillions.com/books-reviews/beautiful-music-161775627x>.

To schedule an interview with Michael Zadoorian, please contact Farrell Howe at farrellh at kpl.gov<mailto:farrellh at kpl.gov> or 553-7879.


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