Enjoy an evening with Brooklyn-based writer and musician Tommy Wallach. He will talk about his debut novel We All Looked Up, where four high school seniors put their hopes, hearts, and humanity on the line as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth. He will also feature original music from the companion album to the book in this performance.
His fiction and nonfiction works have appeared in McSweeney’s, Tin House, Wired, Salon and other magazines. As a musician, he has put out an EP with Decca Records and performed at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
“Debut novelist Wallach increases the tension among characters throughout, ending in a shocking climax that resonates with religious symbolism."—Publisher's Weekly,
"Just like the asteroid that dots the night sky, Wallach pierces his darkness with tenderness and humor. A thought-provoking story that will bring out readers’ inner philosophers."—Kirkus, starred review
“…kind of like ‘Skins’ meets ‘The Breakfast Club’ meets Lars Von Trier’s ‘Melancholia.’”—MTV.com
“This compelling, well-written narrative, which offers sometimes raw insight into human motivation and behavior, will have readers racing to the final pages and pondering its ideas long after."— VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates), a leading library journal for YA books