EDITORS


Adam Berlin is the author of the novels The Number of Missing (Spuyten Duyvil), the boxing novel Both Members of the Club (Texas Review Press/winner of the Clay Reynolds Novella Prize), Belmondo Style (St. Martin’s Press/winner of The Publishing Triangle’s Ferro-Grumley Award) and Headlock (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill).  His stories and poetry have appeared in numerous journals.  He teaches writing at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.



Jeffrey Heiman’s fiction and essays have appeared in the journals Inkwell, The Massachusetts Review, Best American Essays and other publications, and at present he’s at work on a novel about a man struggling to preserve a small business in the changing late 1960’s and early 1970s in New York City.  He is co-founder and co-editor of J Journal: New Writing on Justice, which is housed at John Jay College/CUNY, where he teaches core literature and creative writing courses.


 

 

 


FALL 2015

Fiction by Diya Abdo, Cara Bayles, Stephanie Dickinson, Paul Hadella, Joe Jarboe, Donald Edem Quist, Alison Ruth

Poems by Austin Alexis, Byron Case, Courtney Lamar Charleston, Jessica Greenbaum, Brad Johnson, Don Kimball, Thom Schramm, Hasanthika Sirisena, Judith Skillman, Jack Vian, Catherine Wald, JJ Amaworo Wilson, Paula Yup

Nonfiction by Lyle May




BookTalk: The Number of Missing by Adam Berlin
March 25, 2015

4:15-5:30pm
Conference Room, 9th fl.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

In the months after 9/11, David and Mel meet to drink, give each other comfort and reminisce about Paul—Mel’s husband and David’s best friend. The memories are not all good for David. Before Paul died, the two friends fought, brutally questioning each other’s lives. Fueled by anger and grief and too much alcohol, David stumbles through the city while holding onto a silent promise he’s made to a dead friend: he will wait for Mel to fall so he can catch her. Like the best post-war novels, where catastrophe is not an easy catalyst for plot, where characters go on living but not really, is about New York during a time when the city seemed dead. 

*All book talks are free and open to the public. 
Refreshments will be served.

 





J Journal
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Department of English
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10019