Augustus Rose: The Readymade Thief & Alex Gilvarry: Eastman Was Here

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Tuesday September 5

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5:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Augustus Rose (The Readymade Thief) in conversation with Alex Gilvarry (Eastman Was Here) headlines our first Tuesday First Books event! 

The American Writers Museum celebrates the past, promotes the present and inspires the future of writing in the United States. We are proud to welcome these authors to our new monthly Tuesday First Books series, which highlights the first books of promising emerging and established writers.


Lee Cuddy is seventeen years old and on the run. Betrayed by her family after taking the fall for a friend, Lee finds refuge in a cooperative of runaways holed up in an abandoned building they call the Crystal Castle. But the façade of the Castle conceals a far more sinister agenda, one hatched by a society of fanatical men set on decoding a series of powerful secrets hidden in plain sight. And they believe Lee holds the key to it all.

A novel of puzzles, conspiracies, secret societies, urban exploration, art history, and a singular, indomitable heroine, The Readymade Thief heralds the arrival of a spellbinding and original new talent in fiction.

Copies of the book will be sold at AWM before and after the reading.