Fourteen Hills: Michael Rubin Book Award Release Party for STOYAN VASSILEV

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 7:00pm





The Michael Rubin Book Award is a contest open to students of San Francisco State University. It is held once a year and the winning manuscript is chosen by a different guest judge (usually a published author) every year. The winning manuscript is published by Fourteen Hills Press in a limited one-run printing. This evening, the editors, along with friends and family celebrate this year’s winner Stoyan Vassilev and his winning book, Hope Seven.



This evening features an introduction by prominent New Narrative writer Robert Gluck, with Vassilev reading selections from his freshly published first book. His collection of short stories explores the reality of living in post-communist Bulgaria and the dream of immigrating to America. The book is published by Fourteen Hills Press.


“Stoyan Vassilev is a rare, beautiful writer.

His fiction is wise and engaging and seasoned with feeling and thought.

He is at the nucleus of why we read fiction.”

Frederic Tuten





$12 donation for admission (the cost of your copy of the book; donations go to Fourteen Hills in their entirety)