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Meet award winning American author David Vann

Canberra Times / ANU Literary Event: Meet the Author Series 2012

Given the themes of his bestselling and critically acclaimed novels Legend of a Suicide, Caribou Island and most recently, Dirt, Alaskan David Vann might be considered an author of family tragedies.

“Vann, like Hitchcock before him, fascinates us with a compelling and utterly believable portrait of individuals in extremis.” Canberra Times

“Vann’s gift – his quest, almost – is a willingness to explore the unimaginable, the unthinkable, on the page. He is the real thing – a mature, risk-taking and fantastically adept fiction writer who dares go to the darkest places, explore their most appalling corners. I haven’t read a novel as rough and shocking or, importantly, as wise and warm as this one in a long time.” The Guardian

David Vann is an internationally bestselling author published in 17 languages. He is the winner of 14 prizes, including France’s 2010 Prix Médicis Etranger, Spain’s 2011 Premi Llibreter and the 2007 Grace Paley Prize.

A Guggenheim Fellow, he has taught at Stanford and Cornell Universities and is currently a Professor at Warwick University.

Vann will be a guest at the 2012 Melbourne Writers’ Festival. This lecture will be his only Canberra appearance.

Book sales and signings will follow the lecture.

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Speaker/Host: David Vann
Venue: Haydon Allen Lecture Theatre, The Tank, Copland Courtyard, ANU
Date: Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Enquiries: Events on 6125 4144

David Vann. Photo by Diana Matar.
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