Odd Birds & Fat Cats: (An Urban Bestiary)

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About the Author
is the author of works of fiction, nonfiction, plays, and poetry. He
is also a critically acclaimed translator from German into English, including works such
as The Golden Pot by E.T.A. Hoffman. A former
fellow of the Fulbright Foundation, The Thomas J. Watson Foundation, and a Holtzbrinck Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, his
writing has been honored with the Beard's Fund Short Story Award and an
Independent Publishers Book Award. He divides his time between New York City and the French Alps.
Aurélie Bernard Wortsman is an artist, cartoonist, and the director of Andrew Edlin Gallery in downtown Manhattan, where she curated "Beverly Buchanan: Shacks and Legends, 1985-2011," "Agatha Wojciechowsky: Spirits Among Us," and "Beverly Buchanan: Northern Walls and Southern Yards." Co-founder of the artistic cartoon duo Zou and Lou, her work has been exhibited at Wynwood Arts 29 in Miami and elsewhere. She first published her drawings at age five in her father's column in the literary review Courants d'ombres.
PRAISE FOR PETER WORTSMAN"Peter Wortsman's compressed fictions strike swift and hard, like a good Zen whack that awakens enlightenment." --Tom Christensen"Wortsman . . . connect[s] the power of the dream narrative to conscious language to create unique works
that walk a curious line between fiction and poetry." --Russell Edson

"A master of the telling detail, Wortsman is one of those
rare writers upon whom nothing, as Henry James put it, is ever lost." --Marjorie

"Marvelous writing, wonderful craft, and the breath of
imagination . . . [Wortsman] succeeds so well in his craft and art that it reads
'artless' and 'spontaneous, ' which to me is the highest of compliments." --Hubert
Selby, Jr.

PRAISE FOR ODD BIRDS & FAT CATS"What a wonderful collaboration, and between father and
daughter, sure to be a bestseller." --Kate Taverna"Aurélie is an amazing artist." --Jeannette Watson