Happy New Year! On Saturday, January 26, The Tamale Hut Cafe Reading Series returns from its holiday hiatus with a second visit from a recent guest. Swiss author Christoph Simon, who delighted Tamale Hut patrons with an impromptu fiction and poetry reading at the end of November, will be joining us as our featured reader. The reading begins at 7 pm, as always, and an open mic will follow Simon’s presentation. Food and drink will be available for purchase. All are welcome to attend and participate, so if you missed Simon’s first reading or have been thinking about getting out to the THC Reading Series, why not head over to 8300 W. Cermak in North Riverside on the 26th and join us?
From the author’s website: Christoph Simon was born in 1972 in Emmental, Switzerland. After travelling in the Middle East, Poland, South America, London and New York, he settled in Berne. His first novel, Franz, or Why Antelopes Run in Herds (2001) has sold over 10,000 copies, while Planet Obrist (2005) was nominated for the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize. Zbinden’s Progress is his fourth and already highly acclaimed book.