Joe Formichella



Joe Formichella, author of Schopenhauer’s Maxim: A Novel Conspiracy is a Hackney Literary Award winner and Pushcart Prize nominee whose short fiction has appeared in several reviews and anthologies. He was a 2008 Forward magazine and Indie Book nonfiction book of the year finalist for Murder Creek. His recent work includes 2014’s Waffle House Rules, a novel, and 2015’s nonfictional A Condition of Freedom. He lives near Fairhope, Alabama, with his wife, author Suzanne Hudson.




11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 2
A Conspiracy of Novels: Family Secrets and Paranoid Political Theories

Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Schopenhauer's Maxim: A Novel Conspiracy

What Primary Colors by Anonymous did for the Clintons, Schopenhauer's Maxim by Formichella does for the politics of the religious right. Part political intrigue, part fairy tale, and all humor, at its darkest and most noir.


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