Conversation with Andrew Sean Greer

“What this wonderful novel teaches us is how magic works.”—John Irving.  “Andrew Sean Greer is one of the most talented writers around”—Michael Chabon.  “Warning: this book will wreck your sh#t!” —

Current Mary Routt Chair Andrew Sean Greer will talk with students about becoming a writer, the various paths, the benefits and drawbacks, and advice on being an emerging writer carrying this very difficult dream, including how to eat when you are out of money and what to tell your parents.

Greer is the author of a short story collection and 4 critically acclaimed novels, among them a best-selling novel The Confessions of Max Tivoli and most recently The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells. Greer has been a Visiting Writer for the French Cultural Ministry, a TODAY show pick, an NEA Fellow, a judge for the National Book Award, and a winner of the PEN O’Henry Short Story Prize, the California Book Award, and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award.  His next novel, Less, comes out in 2017.  He lives in San Francisco.