Ed Pavlić, author of Another Kind of Madness

Event date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

A Room of One's Own is excited to welcome Ed Pavlić, author of Another Kind of Madness!

A vibrant portrait in overlapping color and texture, Another Kind of Madness tells the story of
looking for trust and love in an increasingly uninhabitable America. A jazz song of a novel laced
with poetic, near-synesthetic language, this is an extraordinary debut.

"Pavlić guides his language and characters into holes, onto planes, and through doors I’ve never read or imagined. Pavlić’s narrative audacity and descriptive skill make every sentence and scene in Another Kind of Madness equal parts sorrow song, blues, funk, and of course jazz. I’ve not read a novel in recent history that so absolutely blurs, bruises, and complicates the space between mourning and morning."  -- Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy 

Ed Pavlić is the author of Visiting Hours at the Color Line, winner of the 2013 National Poetry
Series, and several other collections of poems, including Live at the Bitter End: A Trial by Opera
and Let’s Let That Are Not Yet: Inferno. He has published essays, poems, fiction, and dramatic
pieces in numerous magazines and journals, including Boston Review, Harvard Review,
Ploughshares, and Callaloo. Widely respected for his scholarship, he is also a recipient of the
Author of the Year Award from the Georgia Writers Association and a fellowship from the
W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. Pavlić teaches English at the University of


Event address: 
315 W. Gorham St.
Madison, WI 53703-2218