Introducing Night Lights: An Extraordinary Collection of 22 Short Works from Some of the Northwest’s Most Brilliant Writers
With Tom Robbins, August Wilson, Karen Fisher, and Jess Walter
Night Lights is a collection of 22 luminous short stories and essays by treasured Northwest authors that explores all things nocturnal. From things that go bump in the night, to how the dark can both embolden and discourage, to how sparks–whether from a new idea or an ignition of passion–are more vivid against the backdrop of darkness.
Selected from more than 50 works read aloud at Humanities Washington’s Bedtime Stories event from 1999-2009, the stories and essays are written in the stylistically and culturally diverse voices of their creators.
With a foreword by National Book Award Winner Charles Johnson, readers will experience the sad and humorous, sweet and outrageous, as well as the traditional, contemporary and futuristic in this collection of gems. Picking a favorite will be difficult, turning out the light once you’ve started… impossible. Enjoy!Complete List of Authors:
Kathleen Alcalá * Steven Barnes * Rebecca Brown * Deb Caletti * Karen Fisher * Tess Gallagher * Samuel Green * Mary Guterson * Jana Harris * Keri Healey * Charles Johnson * Margot Kahn * Laura Kalpakian * Bharti Kirchner * Daniel Orozco * Brenda Peterson * Candace Robb * Tom Robbins * David Shields * Jess Walter * August Wilson