Readings

Some Favorite Writers: Denis Johnson

Wednesday Apr 18, 2012 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM This is a past program

[A] severely lovely tale...The visionary, miraculous element in Johnson’s deceptively tough realism makes beautiful appearances in this book [Train Dream]. —The New Yorker

Denis Johnson is the author of nine novels, three collections of poetry, and one book of reportage. He is the recipient of a Lannan Fellowship and a Whiting Writer’s Award, among many other honors for his work. His novella Train Dream was a New York Times Notable Book for 2011, one of The Economist’s 2011 Books of the Year, and one of NPR’s 10 Best Novels of 2011. He lives in Northern Idaho.

Complimentary coffee and tea served.

A book signing will follow the reading.

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 Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.