OUT OF THE ASHES
CURL UP WITH A GOOD BOOK BURNING
NOVELIST G.M. HOLDER
to read from his latest novel
+ short reading/performance by
THIS SUNDAY 8PM SHARP
@ the sweltering shelves of THE DIRT PALACE library
WILL BE OVER EARLY, DO NOT COME LATE
I CAN’T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT HOW WONDERFUL,
IMMENSE, DELICATE and UNIQUE HOLDER’S BOOKS
ARE. NOT TO BE MISSED.
ABOUT G.M. HOLDER
G.M. Holder was born in the United States in 1977. In 2002, at age 24, he traveled alone to postwar former Yugoslavia, spending much of his time in Sarajevo. After returning to the United States he worked for almost ten years writing Love Songs & Monster Songs, which chronicles many of his experiences there. In 2007 he traveled to Northern California where he began research for a trilogy he has been writing since then about the Zodiac Killer. Later that year he also hitchhiked across the country collecting stories for a book which concerns Gutterpunk, train hopping, and hitchhiking cultures. Amongst other ongoing projects he is also at work on a large book of Seven Apocalypses and a novel about chronic pain and the disability system. Though he is still widely unrecognized outside of underground literary circles, Holder’s lyrical and encyclopedic writing style is already being compared to the likes of Thomas Pynchon, James Joyce and William T. Vollmann. Since 2000 he has lived in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of The Introduction to the World and Love Songs and Monster Songs.