November 12, 2015 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

In a special event sponsored by the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program, Matthew Gavin Frank will talk about his new book, The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America's Food. Following his critically acclaimed Preparing the Ghost, renowned essayist Matthew Gavin Frank takes on America’s food. In a surprising style reminiscent of Maggie Nelson or Mark Doty, Frank examines a quintessential dish in each state, interweaving the culinary with personal and cultural associations of each region. Frank has previously written about everything from wine-making in a tent in Italy to the social hierarchies of a pot farm in California. He teaches creative writing and lives in Marquette, Michigan.

“Rich, exuberant, unexpected.”—Leslie Jamison