Q & A With S. Chris Shirley

September 24, 2014 at 3:27 pm Leave a comment

We welcome you to join us on Thursday, October 2nd, at 7pm to hear S. Chris Shirley read from his debut novel, Playing by the BookS. Chris Shirley is an award winning writer, filmmaker, and President of the Board of Lambda Literary Foundation.  In anticipation of the upcoming event, we had the chance to ask him a few questions:

How did you come to write Playing by the Book?

I wanted to write a love story about a fundamentalist boy preacher from Alabama who comes to New York for a summer and immediately crushes on two classmates: one male, one female, both Jewish. I wanted this love story to straddle the worlds where red state meets blue state, fundamentalist Christian meets Atheist, and gay meets straight and realized that there was no better place to set it than Columbia University, which has such a rich student experience that is diverse in every way.

What are you currently reading?

In Bed with Gore Vidal by Tim Teeman

Is there anything you are particularly looking forward to the publication of?

Yes, I’m looking forward to the publication of I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson since it’s about twins (I’m an identical twin myself) and my awesome book club just selected it to be our next book.

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