Some Favorite Writers: The Alternative Uses of Real Life in Fiction & Memoir
Donald Antrim is the author of the memoir The Afterlife and the novels Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, The Hundred Brothers, and The Verificationist. He is a MacArthur Fellow and teaches in the writing program at Columbia University. Karl Ove Knausgaard is a Norwegian author best known for his series of six autobiographical books called My Struggle. My Struggle sold nearly half a million copies in Norway and has been translated into more than 15 languages. Mona Simpson is the author of Anywhere But Here, The Lost Father, A Regular Guy, Off Keck Road, My Hollywood, and Casebook.
This series is supported in part by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English.
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.
All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.
Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.