Andrew Sean Greer: Friday Seminar

The Writers Series is presented as part of the MFA Program in Writing
October 2, 2009, 3:30–5:30 pm

195 De Haro (at 15th Street)
Info: Teresa Walsh, program manager

This event is followed by the opening reception for 2x2: A Collaborative Portfolio: Prints and Writing.

Andrew Sean Greer was born in Washington DC, the son of two scientists. He studied writing at Brown University, where he was the commencement speaker at his graduation. After years in New York working as a chauffeur, television extra, and unsuccessful writer, he moved to Missoula, where he received his MFA from the University of Montana. Greer is the best-selling author of The Story of a Marriage, which the New York Times called an “inspired, lyrical novel,” and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, which was named a “best book of 2004” by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chicago Tribune, while also garnering many other coast-to-coast honors. His first novel, The Path of Minor Planets, and his story collection, How It Was for Me, received wide acclaim.

His stories have appeared in Esquire, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and other national publications, and have been anthologized most recently in The Book of Other People and Best American Nonrequired Reading. He is the recipient of the PEN / O. Henry Prize for Short Fiction, the Northern California Book Award, the California Book Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award. Greer was awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Public Library.

Greer currently lives in San Francisco and New York, and is at work on a forthcoming novel.