Fishman will read from his debut novel, A Replacement Life, published
in 2014 by Harper's. A Replacement Life tells the story of a failed
journalist asked to do the unthinkable: forge Holocaust-restitution
claims for old Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York. A Replacement Life
has been positively reviewed by The New York Times, NPR, The Guardian,
Newsweek, and many other publications.
John King, the host of the writing podcastThe Drunken Odyssey with John King,
will read seven poems before Boris Fishman. John King's verse has
appeared in Gargoyle and Palooka. He earned his MFA from New York
University in 2010.