Iowa City Book Festival | Eskor David Johnson

Oct 14, 2023

01:00 PM

Prairie Lights Books

15 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Eskor David Johnson

The Iowa City Book Festival presents Writers' Workshop graduate Eskor David Johnson, who will read from his debut novel Pay As You Go

“A madcap odyssey through the hellscape that is the metropolis of the near future. […] Like Dante, Slide wanders in circles, soaking in weirdness, tragedies, and occasional flashes of beauty. And like Joyce, Johnson builds a world that, for all its improbabilities, is recognizable. […] An inventive, beautifully written debut that will leave readers wanting more.”

“Johnson’s unbridled debut runs in circles of accelerating grandiosity and lunacy.”
—Publishers Weekly

Eskor David Johnson is a writer from Trinidad and Tobago and the United States. His writing has appeared in BOMB Magazine, and McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. A graduate of Harvard University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he currently lives in New York City.

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