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GVSU Writers Series: David Shields

GVSU Writers Series: David Shields

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
6:00 PM

Room 2263 Kirkhof Center, Allendale Campus

Literary Arts

David Shields will give a reading and Q&A session. He is the author of thirteen books, including How Literature Saved My Life (Knopf, 2013); Reality Hunger: A Manifesto (Knopf, 2010), named one of the best books of the year by more than thirty publications; The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead (Knopf, 2008), a New York Times bestseller; Black Planet: Facing Race during an NBA Season, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Remote: Reflections on Life in the Shadow of Celebrity, winner of the PEN/Revson Award; and Dead Languages: A Novel, winner of the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award.

His essays and stories have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harpers, Esquire,Yale Review, Village Voice, Salon, Slate, McSweeneys, and Utne Reader. His work has been translated into fifteen languages. Shields has received a Guggenheim fellowship and two NEA fellowships, among other awards. He lives with his wife and daughter in Seattle, where he is the Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington.

Open to the public with free admission. For more information about the GVSU Writers Series contact Caitlin Horrocks in the Writing Department at (616) 331-8022.