Erje Ayden was a Turk who came to New York in the 1950’s and wrote in English. His published works include the underground bestseller The Crazy Green of Second Avenue; Sadness at Leaving, an espionage novel that English critics called a masterpiece; The Summer Frank O’Hara Died; and his recent collection of short stories, A Lost Cloud.
READINGS FROM HIS WORKDecember 4, 2011
Featuring Jim Fletcher, Ari Fliakos, Modesto Jimenez, Sibyl Kempson, Chris Kraus, Scott Shepherd, Kate Valk, and more.
Erje Ayden is a Turk who writes in English. He has lived in New York since the ’50s. His published works include the underground bestseller The Crazy Green of Second Avenue; Sadness at Leaving, the espionage novel English critics called a masterpiece; The Summer Frank O’Hara Died; and his recent collection of short stories, A Lost Cloud.
“Ayden is the traditional ‘foreigner’… an alien wherever he is, probing and disfiguring ordinary reality, accepting its most peculiar and neurotic aspects as quite unexceptional. Through his eyes we see an ‘Amerika’ as odd as Kafka’s; as funny and absurdly sad.” —Frank O’Haramore info »
READINGS FROM HIS WORKMay 26, 2013 @ 3:00 PM
Join your host Kate Valk at The Performing Garage to hear
Scott Shepherd, Ben Williams, Modesto Jimenez,
Jim Fletcher, Ross Fletcher and others read
ERJE AYDENmore info »
Erje Ayden (1936-2013)
READINGS FROM HIS WORKThursday, July 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
An evening of readings from Erje Ayden’s works featuring Jim Fletcher, Ross Fletcher, Lisa Holm-Ayden, Modesto Flako Jimenez, Sibyl Kempson, David Macke, Katiana Rangel, Rafael Sánchez, Kate Valk, Kathleen White and Ben Williamsmore info »