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M.T. Anderson Reading for Aetna Celeberation of Nonfiction

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Storrs Campus
Barnes and Noble Storrs Center

The University of Connecticut’s Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce that M.T. Anderson will read as part of the Aetna Celebration of Creative Nonfiction at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11th at the UConn Bookstore in Storrs Center.

Anderson is the author of fifteen novels and four picture books, with genes spanning from fantasy, to science fiction, to historical, to satire that work for a wide range of ages. Some of his more recent work—fiction, nonfiction, and picture books—includes: Feed, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Symphony for the City of the Dead, Me, All Alone, at the End of the World, and new installments in his Pals in Peril series. The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books calls Anderson’s work in Feed: “[a] brilliant satiric vision …. The writing is relentlessly funny, clever in its observations and character.” The Wall Street Journal labels Anderson’s Symphony for the City of the Dead: “a sweeping work of narrative nonfiction for adolescent readers,” and Shelf Awareness writes: “[Anderson’s work] culminates in a rich and moving understanding of the intersection of culture and history, and of the power of the arts to save a nation.”

Currently living in Boston, Massachusetts, Anderson taught at the Vermont College of Fine Arts’ MFA program. From the years of 2002 to 2006 he acted as Chair of the MFA in Writing for Children & Young, the first program of its kind in the United States. Since attending Harvard University, Cambridge University, and receiving his MFA from Syracuse University, Anderson has had his work published in The Northwest Review, The Colorado Review, and Conjunctions while also receiving the National Book Award, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Contact:

jameson croteau, jameson.croteau@uconn.edu

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (primary), Creative Writing Program, UConn Master Calendar

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