Joseph O'Neill's Netherland (2008) has been one of the most critically exalted novels of the year. James Wood of the New Yorker declared it, "Exquisitely written...a large fictional achievement, and one of the most remarkable post-colonial books I have ever read." O'Neill is the author of two previous novels, This Is the Life and The Breezes, and of a family history, Blood-Dark Track, which was a New York Times Notable Book. He lives with his family in New York City.
Some Favorite Writers
This series of readings is organized by Mona Simpson, author of My Hollywood, Anywhere But Here, and Off Keck Road. Readings are followed by discussions with Simpson.
Sponsored by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English.
Public programs are made possible by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, and the Hammer Programs Committee.