Late Night Library

Kate Gray – Carry the Sky

Late Night Debut, hosted by Amber Keller

This month’s episode features Kate Gray’s debut novel, Carry the Sky, from Forest Avenue Press. “Carry the Sky is full of unforgettable characters and images, each word carefully chosen, like a perfect fold in a paper crane, creating a graceful neck, strong tail, and mighty wings, perched on the edge of the page, ready to take flight.” – Hannah Tinti, author of The Good Thief

Act 1: Host Amber Keller covers entertaining book news and cool new debuts
Act 2: Co-host authors Stevan Allred and Joanna Rose discuss Kate Gray’s debut
Act 3: Stevan, Joanna, and Kate talk about snark, discovering your characters, and redemption

“As a poet, I’m not used to this thing fiction writers talk about—that the characters reveal themselves to you—and all of a sudden Jack Song was the one who really started to open up and show me things … Oh, he’s Korean! Okay! Oh, physics. Great!”


Carry the Sky Cover



Kate Gray’s full-length book of poems, Another Sunset We Survive (2007), was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and followed chapbooks, Bone-Knowing (2006), winner of the Gertrude Press Poetry Prize, and Where She Goes (2000), winner of the Blue Light Chapbook Prize. Carry the Sky is her first novel.


Win a free copy of Carry the Sky. Listen to the episode for details, then email your answer to by midnight Sunday, November 30.




DSC08447Stevan Allred’s linked short story collection, A Simplified Map of the Real World, was named a Powell’s Staff Top 5s Pick of 2013 and the Fall 2014 Multnomah County Library PageTurners countywide book club pick. He teaches writing at The Pinewood Table.

Joanna Rose is the author of the award-winning novel, Little Miss Strange. Her stories and poems have appeared in ZYZZYVA, Story Magazine, Artisan Journal, High Desert Journal, Oregon Humanities, and elsewhere. She teaches for Writers in the Schools and, with Stevan Allred, hosts the Pinewood Table critique group.

Posted on: November 20, 2014 · Homepage, Late Night Debut ·

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