Mark Z. Danielewski, best-selling author of House of Leaves, will perform a theatrical reading of The Fifty Year Sword on Monday, October 15 at 7:00 pm at Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park.
Event tickets are $10, available at The Book Table (1045 Lake Street, 708-386-9800) or online  and may be redeemed at the event for $10 off the cover price of The Fifty Year Sword.
Danielewski will be available for signing books following his presentation and 10 percent of all book sales at this event will be donated to the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation.
About The Fifty Year Sword
Mark Z. Danielewski, best-selling author of House of Leaves, has crafted a powerfully chilling novella – a ghost story for grown-up readers. The Guardian describes The Fifty Year Sword as “a genuinely scary chiller, a satire on the business of criticism and a meditation on the way we read.”
The Fifty Year Sword was first published in 2005 by De Bezige Bij, a small Dutch publisher. Danielewski has performed it on Halloween for two years running at Los Angeles’ REDCAT. This fall The Fifty Year Sword is being published for the first time in the United States with a first printing of 75,000.
About Mark Z. Danielewski
Mark Z. Danielewski was born in New York City and now lives in Los Angeles. He pushed the boundaries of bestselling fiction with his experimental and phenomenal House of Leaves published in 1999; with over half a million sold. He also gained fame with his novel in verse about two young lovers on a road trip that was a National Book Finalist in 2006, Only Revolutions. Danielewski is working on a 27-volume novel called The Familiar.
About Writers at Wright
Bringing cutting-edge authors to Oak Park, Writers at Wright is a collaboration between the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library , The Book Table , Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, & Midwest Media. All events are held at Unity Temple , 875 Lake Street, Oak Park.
Tickets are $10 (online  or at The Book Table, 1045 Lake St.) and can be redeemed at the event for a discount off the cover price of the new book.
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