The beloved and daring independent press Small Beer, co-founded by award-winning literary fantasy writer Kelly Link, publishes everything
from zines and chapbooks to beautifully designed novels and short stories, all with a genre-transcending sensibility that makes almost
anything possible. Editor Jedediah Berry (author of The Manual of Detection) introduces two new Small Beer authors, just in town for the Brooklyn Book Festival, to read this evening. Julia Holmes’ debut novel Meeks is dystopian satire rendered with the slapstick humor of a Buster Keaton film, concerning a hapless bachelor who must find a wife
before the end of the summer or be confined forever in the city factories. In Karen Lord’s funny, fresh fable Redemption in Indigo, a
West Indian villager leaves her husband and finds that she can manipulate chaos.