How does the life add up to the writer? Or to the writing itself? In How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, prize-winning author Alexander Chee takes measure of some of the most formative experiences in his life and career, including the odd jobs that supported him as he wrote his first novel (Tarot-reading, bookselling, cater-waiting), the death of his father, 9/11, and teaching fiction writing. Chee will read from the book, then discuss it in conversation with fellow writer Peter Orner.
This event will be held in the Baker-Berry Library East Reading Room on the Dartmouth College campus.
Contact: Leslie Center for the Humanities