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David Vann




Reading Saturday 18th September 7pm


David Vann’s work has appeared in The Sunday Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Observer, Elle UK, The Telegraph, Men’s Journal, Outside, Outside’s GO, Men’s Health, National Geographic Adventure, Writer’s Digest,and other magazines and won various prizes and awards. A former National Endowment for the Arts Fellow,Wallace Stegner Fellow, and John L’Heureux Fellow, he’s taught at Stanford, Cornell, SF State, FSU, and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of San Francisco. He was born on Adak Island, Alaska and lives in the SF Bay Area with his wife Nancy. He recently found out he’s part Cherokee, related to the Cherokee Chief David Vann. His collection of short stories Legend of A Suicide was published to great acclaim.

A truly great writer. -The Sunday Independent

One of the best writers of his generation. -Le Figaro

His legend is at once the truest memoir and the purest fiction...

Nothing quite like this book has been written before. -Alex Linklater,
The Observer

From the shores of Vann’s Alaska one can see the Russia of Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons… “A father, after all,” Vann writes, “is a lot for a thing to be.” A son is also a lot for a thing to be; so is an artist. With Legend of a Suicide David Vann proves himself a fine example of both. -Tom Bissell, The New York Times


Click here to visit David Vann's homepage.

(Extract of Vann's work available in festival brochure.)


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