DATE: Thursday, April 09, 2009
AUTHOR: Walter Kirn (Writers At Work Series sponsored by Chris Davis, the Kansas City Public Library, UMKC, and Rainy Day Books)
TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Kansas City Public Library, Central Library, Helzberg Auditorium, 14 W 10th Street, Floor 5, Kansas City, Missouri 64105
CONTACT: Kansas City Public Library and UMKC Department of English
TEL: 816-701-3407 for reservations.
Walter Kirn’s most recent novel, The Unbinding was released as a serial on Slate.com before appearing in print. The Los Angeles Times says, “Kirn depicts technology as a looming Orwellian force . . . the loss of privacy makes for comedy, at first, and then for a sense of foreboding.” Kirn is a contributing editor to Time and GQ and a regular reviewer for the New York Times Book Review. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, GQ, Vogue, New York, and Esquire. His other works of fiction: My Hard Bargain: Stories, She Needed Me, Thumbsucker, and Up in the Air, which is currently being made into a movie by the director Jason Reitman. Kirn lives in Livingston, Montana.
The Writers at Work Series is free and open to the public. Walter Kirn's Books will be available for purchase at the Event courtesy of Rainy Day Books. (booksense)