Lit City Author Reading Series: Gabe Habash

  • 4/29/19 Lit City
DATE & TIME: 6:30pm EDT April 29, 2019
Author Gabe Habash will read from and sign copies of his debut novel, Stephen Florida, at this Spring’s LIT CITY English and World Literatures Department reading.


Each semester, the English and World Literatures Department at MMC hosts a reading with authors from the New York City area to share their work and experiences with current students. A wine and cheese reception will follow the reading. Copies of Mr. Habash’s book will be available for purchase, courtesy of Shakespeare & Company.

About the Book:

“Stephen Florida is a talented wrestler at an average college, but he is exceptional in his devotion to his sport. Willing to sacrifice beyond reasonable measure, Stephen makes his commitment to wrestling a credo. The novel reads like a manifesto, leading readers into the mind of a character filled with pain…humor… and extraordinary focus.” -The Masters Review

Garnered Reviews

“Habash has created a fascinating protagonist in Stephen, a hard-driven athlete with a convincingly thoughtful mind…” —The New York Times Sunday Book Review

“Habash has a great eye for the ways in which our public identities and private insecurities are shaped by happenstance. Stephen Florida is full of vim and invention, good jokes and built-up bodies, unexpected sentences.” —Paris Review Daily

A striking, original, and coarsely poetic portrayal of a young man’s athletic and emotional quest.” Publishers Weekly, boxed and starred review