Maggie Nelson

Maggie Nelson

Critic, author, poet, National Book Award winner, and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Maggie Nelson dazzled with her 2015 genre-bending memoir The Argonauts, which Vanity Fair described as “slay[ing] entrenched notions of gender, marriage, and sexuality with lyricism, intellectual brass, and soul-ringing honesty.” Nelson’s past work includes The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning; Bluets; The Red Parts; Something Bright, Then Holes; Jane: A Murder; The Latest Winter; and Shiner.

Coffee and tea served. Book signing to follow.

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Readings are followed by discussion with author and UCLA professor Mona Simpson, who organizes this series. Supported in part by the UCLA Department of English and the Friends of English.

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