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Oct  23

Adam Johnson

How I Write: A Conversation with Adam Johnson

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, 10/23/12
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Geology Corner (Bldg. 320), Room 105


Adam Johnson’s novel, The Orphan Master’s Son, was published this year to great acclaim. He is also the author of Emporium, a short-story collection, and the novel Parasites Like Us, which received a California Book Award. Johnson received a Whiting Writers’ Award, and his fiction has appeared in Esquire, Harper’s, Playboy, Paris Review, Granta, Tin House, and Best American Short Stories. His books have been translated into thirteen languages. Johnson was a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, and he is an Associate Professor of English in Creative Writing at Stanford. Hilton Obenzinger, an accomplished fiction and nonfiction writer and lecturer in the Stanford Department of English, American Studies Program, and Stanford Continuing Studies, will engage Adam Johnson in conversation, focusing on the techniques, quirks, and joys of writing.

This program is co-sponsored by the Hume Writing Center and Stanford Continuing Studies. For video, audio, and transcripts of previous How I Write conversations, please visit continuingstudies.stanford.edu/howiwrite.