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William Boyle and Lee Durkee in conversation with Ed Needham

Join William Boyle and Lee Durkee in conversation with Ed Needham (Strong Words magazine) for the launch of their new books: City of Margins and The Last Taxi Driver

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Thursday 24th September, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

  • Book Launch
  • In Conversation
  • Online event
  • Questions & Answers
  • Talk

Free

About the Event

Join William Boyle and Lee Durkee in conversation with Ed Needham (Strong Words magazine) for the launch of their new books: City of Margins and The Last Taxi Driver.

William Boyle is from Brooklyn, New York. His books include: Gravesend, which was nominated for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in France and shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger in the UK; The Lonely Witness, which was nominated for the Hammett Prize and the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière; A Friend Is a Gift You Give Yourself; and, most recently, City of Margins. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.

Lee Durkee is the author of the novels Rides of the Midway (WW Norton, 2000) and The Last Taxi Driver (No Exit Press 2020). His stories and essays have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The Sun, The Best of the Oxford American, Zoetrope: All Story, Tin House, & Mississippi Noir. In 2021 Scribner will publish Stalking Shakespeare, a memoir about Lee’s obsession with trying to find lost portraits of William Shakespeare. He lives in North Mississippi. The Last Taxi Driver is his first novel in twenty years.

Ed Needham is the editor and publisher of Strong Words magazine, a literary journal that believes books are one of life’s great pleasures and should be written about accordingly. He was editor of FHM in London during its million selling heyday in the 1990s, then moved to New York in 1999 to launch and edit the American version. He was also managing editor of Rolling Stone and editor in chief of US Maxim when that title was the biggest men’s magazine in the world.

Back in the UK he launched and successfully ran a digital creative agency, Grand Parade, for a number of years, and has also developed a number of magazines for Dennis Publishing, including the weekly health and fitness title Coach and The Week for Kids.

 

About the Book

The Last Taxi Driver
The Last Taxi Driver

Lee Durkee

Publisher:Tin House Books

Publication date:3 Mar 2020

ISBN:9781947793392