November 6, 2006
Living Writers Series continues with Daniel
Mendelsohn on Nov. 8
By Scott Rappaport
The Humanities Division's Living Writers Series continues
with an appearance by award-winning author, journalist, and
critic Daniel Mendelsohn on November 8.
Daniel Mendelsohn will read from his new book,
The Lost, on November 8.
Photo: Matt Mendelsohn
Mendelsohn is one of a number of authors and poets coming to
campus this academic year as part of the annual series coordinated
by associate professors of literature Micah Perks and Karen
Yamashita--codirectors of the UCSC Creative Writing Program.
A frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books,
Mendelsohn has written for numerous national publications including
the New Yorker, Esquire, the New York Times Magazine
and Book Review, the Paris Review, and Travel
+ Leisure, where he is a contributing editor. As weekly
book critic for New York, he received the National Book
Critics Circle Award for Excellence in Reviewing.
Mendelsohn's new book, The Lost: A Search for Six of Six
Million--the story of his search to learn about the fates
of family members who perished in the Holocaust--was published
in September by HarperCollins to critical acclaim in publications
ranging from People magazine to the New York Times.
The series concludes on November 29 with a reading by Heather
Nagami, a just-published poet and a UCSC alumna, along with
art critic and fiction writer Amra Brooks.
The presentations will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7
to 8:30 p.m. at the Kresge College Town Hall, Room 466. Admission
is free and open to the public.