Join us on Tuesday, June 11th 2019 at 6:30 pm at Writer’s Block Bookstore as we welcome author and Assistant Professor of English at UCF Jake Wolff. Jake will be discussing his debut novel “The History of Living Forever,” which has received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist, and made the Indie Next List for June of 2019.
Spanning centuries of scientific and alchemical inquiry, ranging from New York to Romania to Easter Island, featuring drug kingpins, Big Pharma flunkies, centenarians, and a group of ambitious coin collectors, Jake Wolff’s “The History of Living Forever” is equal parts thrilling adventure and meditation on mortality, thoughtful investigation of mental illness, and a reminder to be on the lookout for magic in science and life.
Jake Wolff is the author of “The History of Living Forever,” a novel forthcoming on June 11, 2019, from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His stories and essays have appeared in some of the country’s best literary journals, including One Story, American Short Fiction, and Tin House. He holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and PhD in creative writing from Florida State University. He lives in Orlando, Florida, where he is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Central Florida.