Michener Alum Reads at BookPeople Tonight

Texas Monthly’s new editor Jake Silverstein, a 2006 graduate of UT’s Michener Center for Writers, will read at BookPeople at 7 p.m., Jan. 20 from “Submersion Journalism: Reporting in the Radical First Person from Harper’s Magazine” (New Press, 2008).

The collection features 15 pieces of inside-out reportage by Silverstein and other cutting-edge journalists such as Barbara Ehrenreich, William T. Vollmann, Charles Bowden, Jay Kirk and Wells Trevor.  

“A piece I wrote on high-stakes poetry gambling is in the book,” Silverstein says. “This won’t be the most exciting thing to happen in America on Jan. 20, but I can promise that it will be short, funny, and there will be at least one good inauguration joke.”

Before joining Texas Monthly, Silverstein was a contributing editor at Harper’s. His journalism has been featured in Best American Travel Writing and won the 2007 PEN/USA Journalism Award.