Ander Monson, "Vanishing Point and the Idea of the Unstable Book."
Talk and reception to welcome Ander Monson, a 2010 English Department Alumni Award Recipient.
Ander Monson received an MA in creative writing from ISU, an MFA in fiction and poetry from the University of Alabama, and is now an assistant professor at the University of Arizona. Monson's book, Neck Deep and Other Predicaments (Graywolf, 2007) was the winner of the 2006 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize. His nonfiction book, Vanishing Point, was published by Graywolf Press in 2010, and The Available World (poetry) was published by Sarabande Books in 2010. He is the author of a collection of fiction, Other Electricities (Sarabande Books, 2005), which was the winner of the John C. Zacharis prize from Ploughshares and a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Prize.
Monson's first poetry collection was titled Vacationland and was published by Tupelo Press in 2005. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, The Believer, Ninth Letter, Boston Review, Quarterly West, Best American Essays 2008, and The Best Creative Nonfiction Volume 2. He is a 2007 recipient of the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award and a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship. Monson is the designer, editor, and publisher of the literary journal, DIAGRAM, and the founder and editor of New Michigan Press. Ander Monson was recently featured in a profile in the New York Times Book Review. Find his website here: http://otherelectricities.com.
All are welcome. Refreshments and reception to follow talk.