Authority and Authoritarianism in Fiction and Politics

egraverWhat stories are being told in 21st century fiction and politics? What stories are not being told? A panel featuring acclaimed writers will work to answer these questions at a Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy discussion titled “Authority and Authoritarianism in Fiction and Politics.” The event will be held Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. in Devlin Hall 101. The featured writers are: poet Edward Hirsch, a  National Book Critics Award winner for Wild Gratitude; English Professor Elizabeth Graver, whose The End of the Point was long-listed for a National Book Award in Fiction; novelist Gish Jen (Mona in the Promised Land, World and Town), and Pulitzer Prize winner (The Orphan Master’s SonAdam Johnson, a finalist for this year’s National Book Award for fiction (Fortune Smiles: Stories).

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