Some Favorite Writers: Thomas McGuane
Even in a career as distinguished as Thomas McGuane's, his new collection, Crow Fair, represents a breakthrough. The 17 stories, beginning with “Weight Watchers,” in which a mother boots her husband for being 100 pounds too robust, are unforgettable, hilarious, moving, and profound. Past work from this great American writer includes the screenplay for the film The Missouri Breaks and the books Ninety-Two in the Shade, The Cadence of Grass, and Panama.
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.
Some Favorite Writers is supported in part by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English.
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, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.
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