F311. Eula Biss and Jonathan Lethem: A Reading and Conversation, Sponsored by USC Dornsife English & PhD in Creative Writing and Literature

Petree Hall, LA Convention Center, Exhibit Hall Level One
Friday, April 1, 2016
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm

 

Join us for a reading and discussion with two of contemporary literature’s brightest stars, Eula Biss and Jonathan Lethem. Eula Biss is the author of three books: On Immunity: An Inoculation, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction; Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism; and a collection of poetry, The Balloonists. Her work has been supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Howard Foundation Fellowship, an NEA Literature Fellowship, and a Jaffe Writers’ Award. Jonathan Lethem is the author of over a dozen books—including the much-lauded novels Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude—and the winner of a MacArthur Foundation Grant. Other novels include Chronic City, selected for the New York Times’ “The 10 Best Books of 2009” list; You Don’t Love Me Yet; and Dissident Gardens, a New York Times notable book of 2013. These acclaimed authors read from their work and discuss their creative process and their plans for continued future success.

Moderator:

Geoff Dyer's many books include But Beautiful, Out of Sheer Rage, Jeff in VeniceDeath in Varanasi, and Otherwise Known as the Human Condition. His books have been translated into twenty-four languages.

Eula Biss is the author of three books: On Immunity: An Inoculation, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction; Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism; and a collection of poetry, The Balloonists. Her work has been supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Howard Foundation Fellowship, an NEA Literature Fellowship, and a Jaffe Writers’ Award.

Jonathan Lethem is the author of over a dozen books—including the much-lauded novels Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude—and the winner of a MacArthur Foundation Grant. Other novels include Chronic City, selected for The New York Times’ “The 10 Best Books of 2009” list; You Don’t Love Me Yet; and Dissident Gardens, a New York Times notable book of 2013. Lethem's latest book is Lucky Alan and Other Stories. In the spring of 2010, Lethem was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Pratt Institute and became the second Roy E. Disney Chair in Creative Writing at Pomona College, succeeding David Foster Wallace.

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