Gelf Magazine’s Varsity Letters at the Gallery at LPR on November 7th, 2019.
Varsity Letters returns to The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Thursday, November 7 with established sports authors Alexander Tilney & Benjamin Markovits
Alexander Tilney—a graduate of the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers who has written for Gelf Magazine, among other publications—will talk about his new novel, The Expectations, about a pair of squash players and roommates in their first year of boarding school.
Benjamin Markovits—teacher of creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London, and author of nine novels, including Playing Days, about his experience playing pro ball in Germany—will talk about his pair of novels A Weekend in New York and Christmas in Austin, which follow the fortunes of a large family of Texan Jews, including Paul Essinger, a retiring tennis player. Christmas in Austin is being released the night of Varsity Letters.