Creative Writing Lecture Series | Lynne Tillman
Thursday, February 2, 7pm, Dodge Hall 501
WRITING | Creative Writing Lecture Series
Now in its fifth year, CWLS brings distinguished writers to Columbia for original talks on literary craft. The writers are diverse and brilliant, with a wide range of artistic strategies, and each talk turns into a short course on the challenges of making vital literary art.
Lynne Tillman is the author of five novels, three story collections, and three books of nonfiction. Her novel, No Lease on Life, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1998. Her most recent novel, American Genius, A Comedy (2006), was named among the “Best Works of Fiction of the Millennium” by The Millions. Some of her work has appeared in Tin House, McSweeney’s, Bomb, Conjunctions, The New York Times Book Review, and Artforum. Ms. Tillman is a 2006 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the fiction editor at FENCE. Currently she is Professor/Writer-in-Residence in the Department of English at the University of Albany.