S264. Uncommon Knowledge: Researching and Writing Nerd Novels
Saturday, March 7, 2020
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm
Edward Schwarzschild's books include Responsible Men, The Family Diamond, and the forthcoming novel, In Security, which follows the life of a TSA officer. Schwarzschild is director of the creative writing program at the University at Albany, SUNY and a fellow of the New York State Writers Institute.
Padma Viswanathan's novels, The Toss of a Lemon and The Ever After of Ashwin Rao, have been published in eight countries. Her translation of St. Bernardo, a novel by Graciliano Ramos, was published by NYRB in 2019. She teaches creative writing at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.
Susan M. Gaines is the author of the books Accidentals, Echoes of Life, and Carbon Dreams. Her short stories have appeared in North American Review, Missouri Review, Best of the West, and other anthologies. She is a founder of the Fiction Meets Science Program at the University of Bremen in Germany.
Jean Hegland's first novel, Into the Forest, has been translated into seventeen languages and adapted as a Canadian film (starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood) and a French graphic novel. Her most recent novel, Still Time, is about an aging Shakespeare scholar's final encounters with the plays.
Catherine Bush is the author of the forthcoming novel Blaze Island, as well as four other novels, including The Rules of Engagement, chosen as a New York Times Notable Book. She is associate professor at the University of Guelph and coordinator of the Guelph Creative Writing MFA located in Toronto.