WAYNE KOESTENBAUM

February 11, 2016 - 8:00pm
Prairie Lights

In a special 8:00 pm event sponsored by the Nonfiction Writing Program, Wayne Koestenbaum will read from and talk about his work. Koestenbaum is a poet and cultural critic, whose books include My 1980s & Other Essays, Humiliation, and Pink Trance Notebooks. He holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD from Princeton. He lives in New York City, where he is Distinguished Professor of English at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

“Wayne Koestenbaum is one of the most original and relentlessly obsessed cultural spies writing today. His alarmingly focused attention to detail goes beyond lunacy into hilarious and brilliant clarity.” —John Waters