Redlands to Host Writer David Treuer


University of Redlands to host Native American writer David Treuer

Award-winning writer to be part of the Creative Writing Program lecture series

REDLANDS, Feb. 7, 2014 - The University of Redlands Creative Writing program will host its Visiting Writers Series and present the award-winning Native American writer David Treuer on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Hall of Letters Room 100.

The Creative Writing program’s goal is to bring highly regarded writers of diverse backgrounds and approaches to campus to share their work and interact with students, faculty and the larger Redlands community.

David Treuer is an Ojibwe indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. Treuer is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the 1996 Minnesota Book Award and fellowships from the NEH, Bush Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Dr. Treuer graduated from Princeton University in 1992 and published his first novel, Little, in 1995. Treuer received his Ph.D. in anthropology and published his second novel, The Hiawatha, in 1999. His third novel The Translation of Dr Apelles and a book of criticism, Native American Fiction; A User's Manual appeared in 2006. The Translation of Dr Apelles was named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, Time Out and City Pages.

Treuer published his first major work of nonfiction, Rez Life, in 2012. His next novel, Prudence, is forthcoming from Riverhead Book. His essays and stories have appeared in Esquire,TriQuarterly, the Washington Post, Lucky Peach, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Treuer divides his time between his home on the Leech Lake Reservation and Los Angeles, where he is a Professor of Literature at USC.

Recent visitors to the University of Redlands Visiting Writers Series have included Marianne Boruch, the 2013 recipient of the nation’s largest prize in poetry, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, for her collection The Book of Hours; Dana Spiotta, whose novels Eat the Document and Stone Arabia were both finalists for the National Book Award; David L. Ulin, the Book Critic for the Los Angeles Times; and the poet Amy Gerstler, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

WHAT: University of Redlands Visiting Writers Series

WHO: Award-winning Native American writer and Professor of Literature at University of Southern California, David Treuer

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: University of Redlands, Hall of Letters 100 
             1200 E. Colton Ave, Redlands, CA 92373

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