Goldman, Cheuse, Hunt, Wray added for ’09

Goldman, Cheuse, Hunt, Wray added for ’09

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Four more authors have been confirmed for our 2009 Seminar: HISTORICAL FICTION and The Search for Truth.

Francisco Goldman is the author, most recently, of The Art of Political Murder: Who killed the Bishop?, a non-fiction work on the Bishop Gerardi murder case in Guatemala. It was named a "Notable Book" by The New York Times for 2007, and a best book of the year by the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Economist. His three earlier novels are The Long Night of White Chickens, The Ordinary Seaman, and The Divine Husband. He last joined us in 2004, for Crossing Borders: The Immigrant Voice in American Literature. We happily welcome Francisco back to Key West.

Alan Cheuse, "The Voice of Books on National Public Radio" has been "reading for America" every week on NPR. He is the author of The Bohemians, a historical novel about John Reed and Louise Bryant, Fall Out of Heaven, which focused in large part on the life of his father, a pilot in the Red Air Force, during the 1930s, and the novels The Grandmothers’ Club and The Light Possessed. His forthcoming novel To Catch the Lightning (October, 2008) follows the career of turn-of-the-century photographer Edward S. Curtis and his quest to photograph the western tribes of North America. Alan last joined us as a moderator in 2003 for Poetry: The Beautiful Changes.


Samantha Hunt is the author of two books, The Invention of Everything Else, a novel about the life of Nikola Tesla, and The Seas, for which she was awarded a National Book Foundation award for writers under 35. Her short stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, A Public Space, Cabinet, Seed Magazine, Tin House, New York Magazine, Esquire, The Believer and on the radio program This American Life.

John Wray is the author of The Right Hand of Sleep and Canaan’s Tongue. His latest novel, Lowboy, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2009. In 2007 he was selected by Granta Magazine as one the twenty best American novelists under thirty-five.

You can view the up-to-date list of confirmed panelists for 2009 by clicking here. There, you’ll find links to each author’s page, with a full biography, bibliography, and links to interviews, profiles, and reviews around the Web. We’ll continue to add speakers for January’s event throughout the year.

Click here to register for the Seminar.

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