Document Type

Lecture

Publication Date

11-3-2012

Publisher

Black Mountain Institute

Abstract

The keynote speaker at the 2012 Vegas Valley Book Festival, Jennifer Egan is the author of The Invisible Circus, which was released as a feature film by Fine Line, Look at Me, a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction, Emerald City and Other Stories, and The Keep, which was a national bestseller. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers, Granta, McSweeney's and other magazines. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library. Her non-fiction articles appear frequently in the New York Times Magazine. Her 2002 cover story on homeless children received the Carroll Kowal Journalism Award, and her most recent article, "The Bipolar Kid," received a 2009 NAMI Outstanding Media Award for Science and Health Reporting from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Her most recent novel, A Visit From the Goon Squad, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and the LA Times Book Prize.

Keywords

Book industries and trade – Exhibitions; Egan, Jennifer; Nevada – Las Vegas

Disciplines

American Literature | American Popular Culture | Creative Writing | Fiction | Literature in English, North America | Modern Literature

Language

English

Comments

Fifth Street School, Las Vegas

Video File size: 375 megabytes

Audio file size: 38.9 megabytes

The Vegas Valley Book Festival is produced by the city of Las Vegas, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, the Las Vegas chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Artists, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada Humanities (a festival founder), and BMI.


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