John D' Agata

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February 10, 2010 - 7:00pm
Van Allen Hall 2

University of Iowa professor of Creative writing, John D’Agata, reads from his book About a Mountain. While moving his mother to Las Vegas, D’Agata began to follow the story of the government’s plan to store high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain. Exploring intertwined questions of time, communication, and annihilation, D’Agata’s highly-anticipated second book is an unflinching, terrifying, and beautifully written meditation on nothing less than the future of human life. Book signing to follow at Prairie Lights.

Listen to an audio recording of this reading here