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A Crash Course on the Anatomy of Robots

By Robyn Halliday

Kent Evans will read from his new novel, A Crash Course on the Anatomy of Robots, at the Biblioteca on May 23. His protagonist, Damien Woods, has had a path to adulthood marked with effortless success — creative, financial, sexual — coupled with an inability to be touched by the people around him. But that is about to change….

Book presentation
A Crash Course on the Anatomy of Robots
By Kent Evans
Thu, May 23, 6pm
Sala Quetzal
La Biblioteca
Reloj 50A
Free entry

He is the author of Malas Ondas: Lime, Sand Sex and Salsa in the Land of Conquistadors, a semi-autobiographical novel about self-destruction throughout Latin America and finding that corniest of motivators – love. He was a fixture on the spoken word and experimental art scene throughout the ‘90s, and the internationally acclaimed artist has performed at such venues as the Madison Square Garden Theater, Acadamie Beaux Arts in Paris and Nuyorican Poets Café in Greenwich Village.  Kent has appeared on NPR for shows including Nuestra Palabra, the Front Row and Living Arts showcase. His creative non-fiction and opinion pieces have appeared in numerous national pop-culture and literary zines and publications.

Having also done technical and academic writing for various Fortune 500 companies, Kent is currently pursuing his artistic craft through music and fiction. His performance of choice involves gathering non-traditional musicians – DJs, classical players, Latin funk bands – and performing poetry in a live Jazz/Trip-Hop format.  A Crash Course on the Anatomy of Robot, was released on September 17, 2012, from Pangea Books, followed by a US tour for both the book and its accompanying original soundtrack. It has so far been a finalist and shortlisted for the Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award (Chapter: On Top of the Giant), the New England Book Festival, and Beverly Hills Book Awards.  Half Cantonese and half British, Kent was born in New York City in 1975 and grew up between New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. He graduated in psychology and dramatic literature from New York University, and began traveling extensively throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. He fully expects to answer that “but where are you really from” question the rest of his life.

Hartford Books Examiner: “…unlike anything you’re likely to have read. Kent Evans’ talents as a poet and musician lend themselves to a narrative that is both lyrical and immediate; further, he possesses a rare voice: one that is wholly original – and that will speak to, and perhaps for, his generation.”


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