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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.

Photo of Daniel Mendelsohn

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.

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