Julie Schumacher will read from her new novel The Shakespeare Requirement. The eagerly awaited sequel to Dear Committee Members, The Shakespeare Requirement “satirizes the pitfalls of academia with searing wit, skewing everything from the abominable faculty offices to the eccentric personalities throughout the university. Beneath the comedy lies a tragic commentary on the state of higher education, when money counts for more than scholarship, and power is directly tied to fundraising ability… Desperately funny.” —Booklist
Schumacher’s novel, Dear Committee Members, won the Thurber Prize for American Humor. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.