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CARL KLAUS & NED STUCKEY-FRENCH
Carl Klaus and Ned Stuckey-French will be here to read from and discuss their edited collection, Essayists on the Essay. The first historically and internationally comprehensive collection of its kind, Essayists on the Essay is a path-breaking work that is nothing less than a richly varied sourcebook for anyone interested in the theory, practice, and art of the essay. “Carl Klaus and Ned Stuckey-French are among the finest commentators of the genre today. Their presentation of the material will be extremely valuable to us all—we teachers, writers, critics, and educated readers who remain devoted to furthering the study of the essay.” —Robert Atwan, series editor, Best American Essays
Carl H. Klaus, founding director of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, is professor emeritus at the University of Iowa and coeditor (with Patricia Hampl) of Sightline Books: The Iowa Series in Literary Nonfiction. His widely praised nonfiction includes The Made-Up Self: Impersonation in the Personal Essay as well as My Vegetable Love and its companion Weathering Winter.
Ned Stuckey-French is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Florida State University. He is the author of The American Essay in the American Century, a study of personal essays, magazine culture and class construction. His reviews and critical work have appeared in many journals. He is the book review editor for Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction.