April 6

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Adam Haslett

  4 p.m.
  Dey House


Dey House (Frank Conroy Reading Room)

Thursday, April 6 – 4 p.m.

FREE admission


Fiction writer and Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumnus Adam Haslett will read from his work on Thursday, April 6, at 8pm, in the Frank Conroy Reading Room.

Adam Haslett is the author of three works of fiction: the short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here, which was a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist; the novel Union Atlantic, winner of the Lambda Literary Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize; and his most recent, the novel Imagine Me Gone, which was longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction.

Playwright Tony Kushner wrote that “Imagine Me Gone is beautiful, it’s terrifying, it’s intimate and epic, and it’s devastating—one of the great books about loss and mourning and the ineluctable laws that govern the political economy of families. I cannot describe the force or the depth of its accomplishment except to say that this magnificent work of art has overwhelmed me and broken my heart.”

His books have been translated into eighteen languages, and his journalism and fiction have appeared in The Financial Times, Esquire, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, and Best American Short Stories.

Adam Haslett has been awarded the Berlin Prize by the American Academy in Berlin, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the PEN/Malamud and PEN/Winship Awards. In 2016, he received the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters.