Secret Memoirs of a Born-Again preacher, aka satire about “a psychopathic preacher with presidential ambitions.”
Provided by Newport Public Library
Andres Berger-Kiss returns to Newport for a debut reading from his newest novel, a political and religious satire, Secret Memoirs of a Born-Again Preacher. His reading will take place on Tuesday, November 1, at 7:00 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. Admission is free.
Secret Memoirs of a Born-Again Preacher is a satire about a psychopathic preacher with presidential ambitions. The book is a work of fiction where the characters, places, and incidents are purported to be the product of the author’s imagination. But as Berger-Kiss says, “Aren’t all satires based on facts?”
Berger-Kiss was born in Hungary, spent his early childhood in Holland but was raised and educated in Colombia, South America where his family went to escape the methodical extermination of Jews. He moved to New York for undergraduate studies, earned his Masters in psychology from Indiana, then was awarded a doctorate in psychology at the University of Missouri. He worked as a clinical psychologistand taught psychology at the university level. Berger-Kiss then became chief psychologist and director of Mental Health Education for the state of Oregon. Two decades ago he decided to devote himself full-time to his writing.
Andrés Berger-Kiss has written over 30 publications. His short story, “The Sharpener,” won a national prize and has been included in various anthologies including Best Latino Short Stories of the Decade published by the University of Houston, and Best International Short Stories published by Europa Press in Budapest. His poetry has appeared in journals throughout the United States and Colombia, South America, and published in his bi-lingual collections Voices from the Earth = Voces de la Tierra, and, My Three Homelands and a Fistful of Dist. Some of his poetry and excerpts from his novel, Tomorrow’s Promise, have appeared in an anthology of Jewish-American writers published by the University of Puerto Rico. His other novels include Children of the Dawn, Tomorrow’s Promise, and Don Alejandro and His 186 Children.
Copies of his new satire “Secret Memoirs of a Born-Again Preacher” will be available for autographing and sale at the Newport Public Library. Copies are also available through bergerkiss.com, Amazon.com, and by contacting Dancing Moon Press, 541-574-7708, firstname.lastname@example.org.