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Readings & Other Events

(Scroll down for video & audio selections from Jim's earlier readings.)

Jan. 25,
2017

Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe:
Selections from a new short story in progress ("What Goes Around Comes Around"); Jim's recently published comic adventure novel, Problems of Translation ("What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas"); and his just-completed novel, The Condor's Shadow ("Outside Southeast City").

Work-In-Progress: "What Goes Around Comes Around" (6 min)


Problems of Translation, Chapter 30:
What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas
(9 min)


The Condor's Shadow: Outside Southeast City (9 min)


Also available:
All three pieces in audio-only format

and as a single video (24 min)

May 11,
2016

Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe:
Selections from Jim's comic adventure novel, Problems of Translation, and from his upcoming novel, The Condor's Shadow (working title).

(Video and audio selections from this reading will be available in the coming weeks.)

Oct. 6,
2015


Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe:
Selections from Jim's recently published comic adventure novel, Problems of Translation, and other new fiction.

Problems of Translation, Chapter 4:
Begging the Bear to Talk


              (Also in smaller format video & audio-only.)
Problems of Translation, Chapter 21:
Up, Up, into the Wild Blue Yonder!


              (Also in smaller format video. & audio-only.)
Selection from Novel-in-Progress
(working title: Chasing the Condor)


              (Also in audio-only.)


Dec. 10,
2014


Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe:
Selections from Jim's soon-to-be-published comic adventure novel, Problems of Translation, and other new fiction. (Videos of Jim's Dec. 10th reading are currently unavailable. Thanks for your patience!)

Scroll down for video & audio selections from Jim's earlier readings.


May 7, 2014


Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe:
Selections from recent fiction, including his comic adventure novel, Problems of Translation, and segments from two short stories. Click the links below for excerpts in video (mp4, m4v) or audio-only (mp3) format.*

In the Shadow of the Condor (excerpt, short fiction)

              (Also in smaller format video & audio-only.)

Problems of Translation:
If Only This Were Reality TV, and
The Present is Past, the Past Present
(excerpt)

              (Also in smaller format video & audio-only.)

We Shall Come Rejoicing (excerpt, short fiction)
              (Also in smaller format video & audio-only.)

Dec. 12, 2013



Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe:
Selections from new fiction, including his comic adventure novel, Problems of Translation, and an as yet untitled short story, a work in progress. Click the links below for excerpts in audio (mp3) or video (mp4, m4v) format.*
Problems of Translation:
Colloquy at Marburg
(excerpt)
(9 minutes)
Audio-only (11MB)
Video (262MB)
Video, smaller format (81MB)
Problems of Translation:
Looking for a Lifeboat
(excerpt)
(13 minutes)
Audio-only (14MB)
Video (346MB)
Video, smaller format (81MB)
Untitled Short Story (excerpt, work in progress)
(9 minutes)
Audio-only (10MB)
Video (251MB)
Video, smaller format (70MB)

May 8, 2013



Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe:
Selections from new fiction, including his comic adventure novel, Problems of Translation, and an in-progress collection of interrelated stories. Click the links below for excerpts in audio (mp3) or video (mp4) format.*
Problems of Translation:
Enter Svetlana
(excerpt)
(13 minutes)
Audio-only (18MB)
Video (340MB)
Video, smaller format (81MB)
In the Shadow of the Condor (excerpt)
(11 minutes)
Audio-only (14MB)
Video (293MB)
Video, smaller format (70MB)

November 6, 2012

Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe:
Selections from current fiction, including Jim's recently completed picaresque novel, Problems of Translation. Click the links below for excerpts in audio (mp3) or video (mp4) format.*
Untitled Short Story
In Progress
(excerpt)
(12 minutes)
Audio-only (11MB)
Video (342MB)
Video, smaller format (81MB)
Problems of Translation:
Information Overload

(12 minutes)
Audio-only (11MB)
Video (343MB)
Video, smaller format (81MB)

March 6, 2012



Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe:
Selections from Problems of Translation, Jim's picaresque novel-in-progress, and from "Song for Melody on Avenue C," a short story he has been revising recently. Click the links below for excerpts in audio (mp3) or video (mp4) format.*
Problems of Translation:
Dream of Sequoya

(10 minutes)
Audio-only (10MB)
Video (288MB)
Video, smaller format (68MB)
Song for Melody on Avenue C (excerpt)
(5 minutes)
Audio-only (5MB)
Video (134MB)
Video, smaller format (32MB)
Problems of Translation:
Into the Wind

(13 minutes)
Audio-only (13MB)
Video (333MB)
Video, smaller format (79MB)

September 26, 2011

Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe:
Selections from Problems of Translation, Jim's picaresque novel-in-progress, and from his recently published short story, "Chasing the Condor." Click the links below for excerpts in audio (mp3) or video (mp4, m4v) format.*
> Problems of Translation:
What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas

(10 minutes)
Audio-only (9.5MB)
Video (115MB)
> Problems of Translation:
A Locomotive Slips Under the Radar

(7 minutes)
Audio-only (6.7MB)
Video (83MB)
> Chasing the Condor (excerpt)
(8 minutes)
Audio-only (7MB)
Video (90MB)

January 18, 2011

Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe:
Selections from Problems of Translation, Jim's picaresque novel-in-progress. Click the links below to listen to an excerpt in audio (mp3) or video (mp4, m4v) format.*
> Problems of Translation:
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

(12 minutes)
Audio-only (11MB)
Video (143MB)
> Problems of Translation:
Georgetown, the Cayman Islands

(9 minutes)
Audio-only (8MB)
Video (105MB)
> Problems of Translation:
Belknap's Agita

(8 minutes)
Audio-only (7MB)
Video (88MB)

October 19, 2010

Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe
Selections from two novels currently in progress. Click below to listen to, watch, or download an excerpt in audio or video format:
> Problems of Translation: China
(16 minutes)
Audio version (mp3, 14MB)
Video version (mp4, 182MB)*
> The Shotgun: Clovis Remembers
(4 minutes)
Audio-only (mp3, 3.5MB)
Video (mp4, 46MB)
> Problems of Translation: India
(7 minutes)
Audio-only (mp3, 6.5MB)
Video (mp4, 82MB)
*If you have a slow Internet connection or a less powerful PC, try the audio version.

January 25, 2010

Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe:
Additional selections from Problems of Translation and The Shotgun. Click below to listen to or download these selections from that reading:
Problems of Translation, Chapter 21: Up, Up, Into the Wild Blue Yonder! (audio only, mp3, 9MB, 9 minutes)
Excerpt from The Shotgun, Novel in Progress (audio only, mp3, 6MB, approx. 5 minutes)
Note: Two other excerpts from Problems of Translation read in January 2010 have since been significantly revised and therefore withdrawn from this website.

February 9, 2009

Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe:
Selections from works in progress and from Love and Other Terminal Diseases. An early Valentine's Day celebration with Jim.

February 5, 2008

Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe:
Selections from Jim's collection of short stories, Love and Other Terminal Diseases and his novel, Wounded by History, and from a work in progress.

September 25, 2007

Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe

March 6, 2007

Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe

February 2007

Read Jim's interview with the Women's National Book Association.