IN PERSON - Chaitali Sen and Kirk Wilson

Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 6:30pm
Brazos Bookstore--
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Brazos Bookstore will be hosting Chaitali Sen and Kirk Wilson in person on Saturday, February 11 at 6:30pm.

A New Race of Men from Heaven is a collection of stories about characters who wander but are never truly lost. A lonely man on a business trip finds himself in the middle of a search party for a missing boy; a grieving widow leaves India to join family in the United States; a writer finds renewed success when an unknown imposter begins publishing under his identity. In these quiet yet deeply knowing stories of migration, power, and longing, A New Race of Men from Heaven offers us, above all else, stories of enduring love and hope.

Kirk Wilson's short story collection, Out of Season, was the winner of the 2021 Elixir Press Fiction Award. Karen Russell had this to say about it: "I am a long-time fan of Kirk Wilson's darkly funny, slyly philosophical, and wonderfully surprising stories, each of which finds its own precise, fresh language to orbit a mystery. Emily Dickinson rises again from a box labeled 'Inflatable Immortals,' a hard-drinking nun hears confessions, Shirley Temple routes her sparkling undead voice through cemetery light, a God-haunted couple flees the apocalypse for Dallas, and a goat's uncanny eye reveals how much exists 'outside the little circus ring of things you can perceive.' Really, that just scratches the surface of what Wilson can make live with his perfectly tuned sentences. Out of Season is pure pleasure from a uniquely gifted writer.

Chaitali Sen is the author of the novel The Pathless Sky and the forthcoming short story collection A New Race of Men from Heaven, which was selected by Danielle Evans as the winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Boulevard, Catapult, Colorado Review, Ecotone, Los Angeles Review of Books, New England Review, New Ohio Review, Shenandoah, and many other publications. She lives in Central Texas with her family. 

Kirk Wilson’s books include the poetry collection Songbox, the poetry chapbook The Early Word, and Unsolved, a nonfiction crime study published in six editions in the US and UK. Kirk’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are widely published in literary journals and anthologies. His awards include an NEA Fellowship, the Elixir Press Fiction Award, the Trio House Press Trio Award, Editor’s Awards and other prizes in all three genres, and two Pushcart nominations. Kirk’s website is

A New Race of Men from Heaven (Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction) By Chaitali Sen, Danielle Evans (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Chaitali Sen, Danielle Evans (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781956046021
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Sarabande Books - January 17th, 2023

Out of Season By Kirk Wilson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781932418804
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Elixir Press - January 1st, 2023